Goa : The Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) condoles the passing away of former Goa MLA and senior Congress leader Jitendra Deshprabhu.
Deshprabhu was 64 is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
The former legislator was admitted in the Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospitals at Bambolim and passed away on Tuesday.
A two-time MLA, Deshprabhu was fondly referred to as ‘Viscount of Pernem’ by his constituents. The Deshprabhu family was granted the prestigious title of ‘Visconde de Pernem’ (Viscount of Pernem) by the Portuguese regime. The former MLA was also known for his oratory skills and study of various subjects.
Deshprabhu maintained a healthy relationship with journalists.
“We pray that his family gets the strength and fortitude to bear this loss,” said GUJ president Rajtilak Naik.
Goa Union of Journalists