RIP: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away on Sunday (March 17) after a prolonged illness. He was 63.

Manohar Parrikar passes away

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.


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!