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Dr. Wilfred Menezes Mesquita - MD (BOM); DGO; DFP (CPS)
Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Government of Goa

Born in Divar on 14th April 1949, Dr. Wilfred Menezes Mesquita is a Doctor of Medicine having graduated from the Goa Medical College in 1975, specialising in Medicine (Obs. & Gyn.) from G.S. Medical College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai in the year 1979, having done his training as a resident doctor at Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital and KEM Hospital, both in Mumbai. He is a practicing doctor with his own 14-bed nursing home, "Dr. M.M. MESQUITA MATERNITY & EYE HOSPITAL" at Vasco da Gama. A former President of the Indian Medical Association, Vasco- da- Gama, he is a Life Member of the Indian Association of Juvenile and Adolescent Gynaecology and a Life Member as well of various other medical associations.

Dr. Mesquita was the founder vice-president of the then ruling party Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (Youth Wing) in 1974. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Goa since 2007. He was the vice-president and is presently BJP's spokesman since the year 2012. He was a former Cabinet Minister of Revenue, Environment, Sports & Youth Affairs, Power, Law & Judiciary and Legislative Affairs, Government of Goa. He is also the former Chairman of the Forest Corporation of the Government of Goa. He assumed charge as the Commissioner for NRI Affairs (with the rank and status of Cabinet Minister) in the Government of Goa on 04 June 2012.

A keen sportsman Dr. Mesquita represented Dhempe and Medical College at inter-collegiate level in Table Tennis, Basketball and Football. He played in the second division football league of Goa Football Association for "Sporting Clube de Goa and Fontainhas Sports Club" and is an avid follower of sports activities.

He was, in his student days the President of CSU (Catholic Service in University) Panaji. He is also the Charter President of the Lions Club of Chicalim - Bogmalo.

Married to Dr. Fatima Souza Vas, MS (Bom); DOMS (CPS), an Ophthalmic Surgeon. They have three children (two daughters and a son).