Former member of Parliament (MP) from NorthGoa, Sanyogita Rane-Sardesai, passed away at her residence atCurchirem, Sanquelim, in South Goa today.
She was 96.
Ms Rane was Lok Sabha MP from 1980-85. She was elected on theMaharastrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) ticket.
Ms Rane was Goa's only woman MP to win Lok Sabha polls. Shealso contested unsuccessfully as an independent in 1984 and 1991 LokSabha elections.
Ms Rane's husband was late Major (retd) Zoiba Rane. She wasmother of Vir Chakra decorated (posthumous) Second LieutenantJayendra Rane of the 5th Garhwal Rifles.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter.UNI AKM SS HK SHK 2247
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