Added on : 2019-03-17 20:19:40
Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who had been battling a pancreatic ailment for more than a year, has died at his home in Panaji at the age of 63. Earlier today, his office tweeted that Mr. Parrikar was is "extremely critical". The three-time chief minister had said in January that he "will serve Goa till my last breath." Mr. Parrikar, in recent months, had made public appearances with a tube in his nose, looking frail.
Union Minister Vijay Kumar Singh expressed his grief after the death of former defence minister and Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar: Sad demise of Manohar Parrikar ji leaves a void in our lives. He was a leader who came up with pragmatic solutions to the most complex Problems-Goa & India have lost a stalwart today. The nation & I mourn your loss, & will miss you. Rest in Peace my dear friend. ऊँ शान्ति शान्ति।
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted expressing his grief after Manohar Parrikar's death: Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten.
The Union Cabinet will hold a condolence meet tomorrow at 11 am after the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar