Panaji: Two times former MLA and Congress leader Jitendra Deshprabhu expired on Tuesday after brief illness.
Deshprabhu, 64, passed away at Goa Medical College and Hospital near here where he was admitted.
Deshprabhu was elected as MLA, two times from Pernem Assembly constituency on Congress ticket.
Condoling the death, Chief minister Pramod Sawant tweeted “Shocked to learn about the untimely demise of former legislator Shri Jitendra Deshprabhu. My deepest condolences and sympathies are with his family in this hour of grief.”
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar said that Deshprabhu was a staunch Congressman and a firebrand political leader of Goa.
“I will always remain indebted to him for his valuable guidance to me, specially during my youth congress days,” he added.