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Mining baron Anil Salgaoncar passes away


Panaji: Goa-based mining baron Anil Salgaoncar passed away today at a hospital in Singapore after brief illness, family sources said. 75-year-old mining magnet and the owner of Salgaoncar Mining Industries Private Limited firm passed away this morning in Singapore, family sources confirmed to PTI. The details about the funeral have not been not disclosed by his family.

He is survived by wife Lakshmi, two sons Arjun and Sameer and two daughters Chandana and Pournima. Salgaoncar was also former legislator representing Sanvordem constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly.

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar offered condolences on his demise and also conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family. “Salgaoncar was one of the leading mine owners in the state and had made significant contributions in the fields of industry, economics, politics and social welfare,” Parsekar was quoted as saying in an official release.

“He was also instrumental in addressing the problems of people residing in the mining belt. With the demise of Salgaoncar, the state had lost a great industrialist, politician and social worker,” he added.