Panaji: Former Goa Minister Somnath Juwarkar passed away last night after being tested positive for #COVID-19 infection.
The three-tenure MLA who represented Taleigao Assembly constituency near Panaji from 1989 till 2002 on Congress ticket breathed his last in a private hospital, family sources stated.
He was 74.
“He was tested positive for COVID-19 infection and was taking treatment in a private hospital here where he breathed his last night,” his family sources stated.
Juwarkar was minister for Civil Supplies, Cooperation and Transport in then Pratapsingh Rane-led and Fransico Sardina-led governments.
Chief minister Pramod Sawant tweeted “Deepely saddened by the passing way of former Cabinet minister of Goa Shri Somnath Juwarkar. My deepest condolences to the family in this hour of grief. May God give them strength bear this great loss.”