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Monday, August 13, 2007

Freedom fighter Balkrishna no more

AGONDA: Freedom fighter Balkrishna Nilu Naik Gaunkar from Shirewada in Nagarcem-Canacona passed away at his residence early Friday morning.
He was 93 years old and leaves behind three sons and three daughters. It is learnt that due to ill-health, he was undergoing medical treatment for the past one year.
The mortal remains were cremated at the Shirewada crematorium on Friday afternoon.
According to family members, Gaunkar was very active in a number of freedom struggles of national importance and was instrumental in a equally number of activities in achieving liberation of Goa from the erstwhile Portuguese regime.

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