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March 17, 2019

Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Passes Away

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Goa Chief Minister and Former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar (63) had passes away at Panaji today. He had been battling life threatening  Pancreatic Cancer for more than a year.

Mr Parrikar's health had been fluctuating for several days and worsened yesterday's morning. The former Defence Minister had been in and out of hospital in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since February last year. After coming back from New York, Parrikar, was seen wearing medical paraphernalia -a nasogastric tube. The 3-time chief minister had said in January that he "will serve Goa till my last breath."

Mr Parrikar was the Defence Minister in 2016 when India conducted a surgical strike on terror launch pads across the Line of Control days after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. Parrikar proposed the name of Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate before the 2013 BJP parliamentary elections convention in Goa.

Political leaders across the country have condoled Mr. Parrikar's death.

About Manohar Parrikar :
  • Born on : 13th December 1955
  • Died on : 17th March 2019
  • Occupation : 10th Chief Minister of Goa
  • Reason of Death : Pancreatic Cancer
  • Awards :
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001 IIT-MUMBAI
    • Dr. S P Mukherjee Award at 2018 Swarajya Awards
    • Honorary Doctorate by National Institute of Technology Goa
    • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2012 in politics category

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