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Manohar Parrikar Dies Live Updates: Manohar Parrikar to be cremated with state honours today, 7-day mourning in Goa

Manohar Parrikar Dies Live Updates: Manohar Parrikar to be cremated with state honours today, 7-day mourning in Goa:  Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since.

LIVE Updates | Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Passes Away Aged 63

The 63-year-old leader, who had been suffering from the life-threatening pancreatic ailment for past one year, had undergone treatment at various hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and the US. His health deteriorated on late Saturday night and the news of his demise came in on Sunday evening

21:04 (IST), MAR 17

Deeply saddened by demise of chief minister of Goa and former Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar. May God give his family the strength to bear this loss: Former PM HD Deve Gowda

21:03 (IST), MAR 17

Manohar Parrikar likely to be cremated tomorrow in Panaji: Lok Sabha MP Narendra Sawaikar

21:02 (IST), MAR 17

BJP core committee meeting discuss political situation underway

21:02 (IST), MAR 17

PM Narendra Modi mourns Manohar Parrikar

20:57 (IST), MAR 17

BJP has faced a huge loss with the demise of Manohar Parrikar. Apart from being a party member, he was a really close friend of mine. He isn’t with me today & I’m personally very pained by this. I am immediately leaving for Goa: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

20:56 (IST), MAR 17

Union minister Piyush Goyal expresses grief over Parrikar’s death

20:53 (IST), MAR 17

Manohar Parrikar’s stint as defence minister was defined by surgical strikes

20:51 (IST), MAR 17

Manohar Parrikar was a good human being. His passing away has left a huge gap in politics; we have lost a good politician. His demise has caused us immense grief. I express my grief and I pay my tributes on behalf of my party and myself: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress

20:47 (IST), MAR 17

Studious minister: Nobody dared dismiss his word

20:45 (IST), MAR 17

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor expresses grief over Parrikar’s death

20:44 (IST), MAR 17

Rajasthan chief minister mourns Manohar Parrikar

20:34 (IST), MAR 17

Life and times of Manohar Parrikar

20:33 (IST), MAR 17

BJP president Amit Shah mourns Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar

20:31 (IST), MAR 17

Manohar Parrikar — The man who changed Goan politics

20:29 (IST), MAR 17

Union minister Rajnath Singh expresses condolences

20:26 (IST), MAR 17

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman expresses grief over Parrikar’ death

20:24 (IST), MAR 17

Visual from outside residence of late Goa chief minster Manohar Parrikar

20:22 (IST), MAR 17

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mourns death of Goa chief minister Parrikar

10 facts About Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

1) Born on December 13, 1955, Parrikar became Sangchalak at 26 years of age in early 80’s of Mapusa Unit. He is passed out from IIT Bombay from metallurgical engineering.

2) He became the chief instructor for RSS Swayamsevak when he was in the final years of his college.

3) He returned to Goa in the year 1979 to pursue private business with wife Medha Parrikar with whom he had a love marriage.

4) Parrikar worked for many movements of the RSS including Ram Janambhoomi between 1985 and 1991. Sangh deputed him to BJP for the period of 1994 to 1999.

5) His active political career kicked off in 1994 when he became the Member of Legislative Assembly in Goa House. He became the leader of Opposition for the first time from June to November 1999.

6) In 2000, days before becoming the Chief Minister of Goa for the first time, his wife passes away due to cancer. He served as Goa CM from October 24, 2000, till February 27, 2002. He was re-elected in June 2002 and served another term from 2000 to 2005.

7) He was once again sworn in as Goa CM in March 2012 but tender his resignation in November 2014 after being named as the Defence Minister of the country.

8) The 2016 surgical strike against Pakistan-based terror groups in PoK was carried out during Parrikar’s tenure as defence minister.

9) Parrikar again became the Goa CM on March 2017 after the governor of the state called him to form the government in the coastal state.

10) He is survived by two sons- Utpal and Abhijat Parrikar.