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Matanhy Saldanha (1948-2012)

Matanhy Saldanha, Minister of Environment and Tourism in the brand new government constituted in Goa this week, passed away today (March 21 in Goa) after suffering a massive heart attack. In Matanhy-bab were joined a keen intellect and a passionate drive for activism. He died as he lived – in service of Goa. I was his pupil at Don Bosco High School in Panjim in the 1970s. In 2007-2008 I was fortunate to work closely under him in the fight against the SEZ (Special Economic Zones) scam wrought by the corrupt and destructive Congress government.

Matanhy Saldanha

Matanhy Saldanha
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Matanhy Saldanha at the anti-SEZ rally in Panjim, Dec 2007

Matanhy Saldanha at the December 2007 anti-SEZ rally in Panjim
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