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Ex-Goa dy speaker & writer Vishnu Wagh hospitalised

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Former of Legislative Assembly and was today admitted to a private hospital here after his health condition deteriorated this morning, a said.

Wagh, 52, has not been keeping well since August 2016 when he suffered a heart attack.

"Former has been admitted to a private hospital after his health condition deteriorated this morning. But he is stable right now," and former Panaji MLA told reporters.

Wagh, a former BJP legislator, did not contest the 2017 state Assembly polls due to his ill health.

Kunkolienkar said Wagh has infection which is being treated by the doctors.

"We wish him a speedy recovery," he added.

After 14 years of being a former general secretary and spokesperson of the Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), Wagh had joined the BJP in October 2011 and won the assembly elections in 2012.

Ever since he suffered a massive heart attack at a public function in Panaji in August 2016, Wagh has been bed-ridden. He had undergone an angioplasty at the Medical College and Hospital here and was later shifted to leading hospitals in He returned to Goa after his discharge in April 2017.

Wagh is also known for his writings in Marathi and Konkani. He was former of Kala Academy, Goa and won several awards, including Goa Ratna.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 15:05 IST