Vishnu Wagh survives massive heart attack, kidney damaged

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 15 May 2016 11:23 IST

Writer-turned-politician St Andre MLA Vishnu Wagh survived a massive heart attack last night due to emergency treatment by the Goa Medical College hospital.

Cardiologist Dr Manjunath Desai, who was incidentally present when Wagh was rushed to the hospital, immediately conducted angioplasty, clearing two blocked arteries.

He was brought to the hospital gasping and was immediately put on ventilator, said GMC sources.

According to information, Wagh’s kidney function has also damaged as he was suffering with high diabetes besides hypertension.

Wagh collapsed on the stage when he rose up to speak at the 60th birthday of Anil Hoble, the Bhandari Samaj leader.


GMC sources say Wagh is now out of danger but needs further surveillance till he becomes stable.

Wagh had made a debut in the Goa Assembly by getting elected on the BJP ticket from St Andre, after quitting Congress before 2012 election.

In electoral politics, Wagh has also travelled in the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Shiv Sena.

However, he is more known as a versatile writer, actor and impressive speaker, bagging several awards in the field of literature and drama in Goa and Maharashtra.

He is the chairman of Goa Kala Academy. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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Bodgeshwar should punish many more who have committed very ghastly crimes in his name/and gharaanes then poor Vishnu. Much of what Vishnu suffered is by his own doing and not related to any gods!

- Kalmi, Goa | 19 th May 2016 21:25


Bodgeshwar and other Gods who heard the 'Garane' by Vishnu during the MOI agitation against Digambar Govt. must have been really pissed off with his stance now.,

Isn't this a good proof that Bodgeshwar is a ' jagrut dev'?

- Rupesh Jhalmi, Kone Priol | 17 th May 2016 22:08



- Seby Fernandes, Mysore | 16 th May 2016 11:46


Sorry Mr. Wagh, but wasn't he a time bomb, with all the fat and lard holding like an inflated sail on the thin skeleton? Probably should have made better choices in life. I hope it is a lesson for all to maintain some health.

- JSB, Goa | 16 th May 2016 04:22


Sir get well soon god is there dont worry .om shree brahmanayan namah.u vll recover.

- sir dnt worry god is there with u., Navelim salcete Goa. | 15 th May 2016 23:57


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- sara, New York | 15 th May 2016 19:29


Blessed he was,pray he remains blessed n with God's grace recovers soon.

- Yolanda , Yolanda's studio n Galeria Calangute Goa | 15 th May 2016 11:43


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