Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Funeral Live Updates: Thousands pay tribute to Manohar Parrikar: On Sunday evening, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died at his Panaji residence at the age of 63. He died just over a year after he was detected with cancer.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar dies at his Panaji home, National mourning on March 18
He died from pancreatic cancer on 17 March 2019 and the announcement of his death was announced by the president of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
President Ram Nath Kovind through his official twitter account made this tragic announcement. He tweeted, “Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity”.
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Manohar Parrikar was an Indian politician and leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Chief Minister of Goa from 14 March 2017 till his death. Earlier also he was designated as Chief Minister of Goa from the year 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.
Here are the LIVE Updates of Manohar Parrikar’s final journey:
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
A former IIT-B student who was present at the convocation ceremony said Manohar Parrikar asked students to join politics and the Army. “Why can’t IIT graduates, who have had the best engineering education in the country, take up academics and run some of these colleges, and transform their quality?” Mr Parrikar had then said.
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) will hold a condolence meet on Monday evening to pay tributes to their alumnus, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. The meeting will be held at 5 pm at the institute’s PC Saxena auditorium, an IIT-B spokesperson said.
Sad to hear the demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar. I fondly remember our meetings, particularly about water sharing. He was always positive. He also had a significant tenure as the Defence Minister. He put up a brave fight against his ailment.
My condolences to the family.
Few hours earlier, a tweet from Parrikar’s office stated his condition and said he was “extremely critical” and “doctors are trying their best”.
Parrikar was suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer and because of which he had been in and out of hospitals over the past year whether in Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and even New York.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweet added, “An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten #PresidentKovind”
Parrikar had gone through various treatment at several hospitals in the US, Mumbai, Delhi and Goa. He is survived by his two sons and his wife Medha Parrikar died previously, twelve years ago in 2001.
Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, “Deeply saddened to learn about the untimely passing away of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa. He is one of the most lovable and honest senior politicians of our country. He was a dynamic and dedicated individual who led life full of values and principles”.
Previously in Saturday morning, reports appeared that his health had turn out to be worse after his blood pressure allegedly dropped.
As of March–June 2018, Parrikar was going through treatment for a pancreatic disorder at a hospital in the US. He then returned to India but then again in September he was admitted in the AIIMS, Delhi for treatment. The Goa government on 27 October 2018 declared that CM Manohar Parrikar has pancreatic cancer.
Earlier, BJP leader Siddharth Kuncalienkar visited the chief minister at his residence. When he was asked that whether he got to speak to the chief minister, he replied that that Parrikar was stable but didn’t reply in the confirmatory.
PM Narendra Modi expressed his grief by tweeting, “India will be eternally grateful to Shri Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen”
In another tweet of PM Modi he tweeted, “Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader.
A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations.
Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters.Om Shanti,”
“Shri Manohar Parrikar was the builder of modern Goa. Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress,” PM said in another tweet.
Centre has declared national mourning on March 18, following death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. State funeral will be given to him as well as National Flag will fly at half-mast in the National Capital & capitals of States & UTs, as per news agency.