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Goa Tourism Minister Dies Of Heart Attack

Panaji, Mar 21: Goa Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha died at a hospital here after suffering a massive heart attack in the wee hours today, sources said.  Saldanha (64), who also holds the portfolios of Science

PTI [ Updated: March 21, 2012 7:21 IST ]
goa tourism minister dies of heart attack
goa tourism minister dies of heart attack

Panaji, Mar 21: Goa Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha died at a hospital here after suffering a massive heart attack in the wee hours today, sources said.

 
Saldanha (64), who also holds the portfolios of Science and Environment, was brought to a private hospital at around 1.30 am after he suffered massive cardiac arrest.

The doctors treating him told PTI that they tried to resurrect him for almost two hours before declaring him dead.
 
The body has been shifted to Goa Medical College and hospital near here. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar also rushed to the hospital.

The BJP legislator representing Cortalim constituency was sworn-in as the minister on March 9 after BJP won the Goa Assembly elections.

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