Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away on Sunday (March 17) after a prolonged illness. He was 63.
Parrikar had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, and New York since February last year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. At the time of his death, he was taking treatment at home.
Manohar Parrikar passes away
Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Nimrat Kaur, Prasoon Joshi took to social media to mourn his death.
T 3122 – Manohar Parikar CM Goa, passes away .. a gentleman to the core, simple in demeanour and well respected .. spent few short moments with him .. very dignified .. fought his illness bravely .. prayers and condolences 🙏🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 17, 2019
Extremely sad at hearing about the demise of Sh. Manohar Parrikar Ji. I feel blessed to have had the fortune of meeting and knowing a sincere and good soul as he was. Heartfelt condolences to his family🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 17, 2019
A man who served till the last breath . A true warrior. Respect .#ManoharParrikar
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) March 17, 2019
A true patriot passes away, RIP #ManoharParrikar ji. A great leader who we will always admire, remember and seek inspiration from. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 17, 2019
Deepest condolences on the very saddening demise of Manohar Parrikar ji. My prayers and strength to all his loved ones. #RIPManoharParrikar
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) March 17, 2019
Sad to hear about the loss of one of our finest leaders, #ManoharParrikar ji. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with the grieving family & friends.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 17, 2019
Mr. Parrikar resigned as Chief Minister and served as Defence Minister from 2014-17 on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He returned to State politics to lead a coalition government of disparate parties and independents headed by the BJP, as Chief Minister in 2017, after Goa had a hung house and the BJP had lost power.
May his soul rest in peace!