PANJIM: The remains of former deputy speaker and noted poet Vishnu Surya Wagh, who died in Johannesburg in South Africa on February 8, will arrive in Goa on Sunday.
Death of Wagh, former BJP St Andre MLA was announced by his wife Aruna on February 13.
In a press statement issued on Friday, Aruna said that the remains of Wagh will arrive in Goa on Sunday early morning and the body would be kept at their ancestral home in Dhavali, Ponda for people to pay last respect.
She said that Wagh breathed his last at 6.45 pm on February 8 at a bungalow in Johannesburg. The body was kept in the morgue. “He was declared dead by doctors,” Aruna said adding that the news shattered her and was in unconscious state for three days.
Aruna said that they had gone to South Africa on request of her husband, who was undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital. She informed that they had visited South Africa, in October last year also, along with a day-long stay in Dubai.
“We travelled only after taking doctor’s advice,” she said adding that they were supposed to visit Cape Town, Doha and Dubai.
The family members including his brother Ramarao Wagh have raised suspicions about Vishnu’s sudden death and had said that they were also kept in dark.