Goa : The Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) condoles the demise of former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and senior BJP leader, Anant Vishnu Shet.
Following prolonged illness, the former two-time MLA was being treated at the GMC, Bambolim. He breathed his last during the wee hours on Sunday. Shet was 59 and is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
The BJP leader was first elected to the Goa legislative assembly from the Mayem constituency in 2007 and he retained the seat when elections were held again in 2012.
Shet served as the Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly between 2016-2017. During his term as the Speaker, Goan journalists underwent a refresher course on the working of Parliament in New Delhi.
He was a polished clay art artist and was known for making clay Ganesh idols during the Ganesh festival, until recently.
The Goa Union of Journalists convey its deepest condolences to the family.
Goa Union of Journalists