Goa PWD-Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hospitalized in Mumbai for unknown illness
Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, a family member said today but refused to identify the illness. Sudin Dhavalikar, 61, was undergoing regular health check-up at the Mumbai hospital where he was admitted yesterday, his younger brother Dipak Dhavalikar said. Another family member said the Minister underwent a biopsy for the detection of his illness.
Dhavalikar, second minister from Goa to be hospitalized in Mumbai
The family refused to divulge any further details. Sudin Dhavalikar is the second minister from the Goa cabinet to be hospitalized in Mumbai. Goa's Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in the capital city of Maharashtra last month after he suffered a brain stroke. He is still undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was also hospitalized in Mumbai earlier
Earlier this year, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for a pancreatic ailment. He later went to a hospital in the US for his health treatment and returned after three months.
Dhavalikar, senior most minister in Goa government
Sudin Dhavalikar's Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) is a constituent of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa. He is the senior-most minister in the Goa government and was a member of the Cabinet Advisory Committee set up by Parrikar before he had left for the USA. His brother Dipak Dhavalikar was a minister in the previous Laxmikant Parsekar-led state government.