Manohar Parrikar, the Chief Minister of Goa and former Union Defence Minister, passed away today at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and since then he was undergoing treatment for the same.
Even after deteriorating health, he dedicatedly continued working as the CM of Goa. He was an epitome of courage and integrity.
Parrikar served as the Chief Minister of Goa for four years and was known for a clean image during his tenure.
Parrikar was a great intellectual and was a graduate of IIT Mumbai. His contributions towards the modernisation and development of Indian armed forces is unparalleled.
Following his demise, condolences started pouring in on Twitter.
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 #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 17, 2019
Deeply saddened and pained by the demise of my dear friend & Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar. He was known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity. He served the nation and the state of Goa with great diligence. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.— Chowkidar Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 17, 2019
In his roles as the Defence Minister, and CM of Goa, #ManoharParrikar ji put the virtues of patriotism, dedication and simplicity front and centre, inspiring an entire generation. He will continue to live on through every Indian’s selfless service to our great nation. RIP!— Chowkidar Vinod Tawde (@TawdeVinod) March 17, 2019
I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Goa CM, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2019
Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons.
My condolences to his family in this time of grief.
Man of few words,simple,epitome of integrity&efficiency,a straight shooter,defence minister,3 time chief minister of Goa,away from the trappings of a person in power,IITian,well mannered,a true servant of the nation, an example to follow for one and all.. Salute #ManoharParrikar pic.twitter.com/geIG1dA0vz— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 17, 2019
My condolences to the bereaved family of Shri. Manohar Parrikar. I met him only once, when he graciously visited my mother at the hospital two years ago. May his soul rest in peace.— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 17, 2019
Extremely saddened to know about the sad demise of our beloved and stalwart leader Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji. His exemplary leadership will continue to inspire us and serve as a benchmark.— Chowkidar Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 17, 2019
Shri Manohar Parrikar is no more. A sincere, honest & sensitive political activist. Was simple and down to earth, I learnt a lot from Shri.Parrikar. As Raksha Mantri his contribution to making the armed forces a modernised, lean & mean fighting machine will remain unparalleled.— Chowkidar Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) March 17, 2019
Manohar Parrikar ji’s demise is extremely painful. In him, the nation has lost a true patriot who selflessely dedicated his entire life to the country and ideology. Parrikar ji’s commitment towards his people and duties was exemplary.— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 17, 2019
Extremely saddened at the news of passing away of Goa CM Sh Manohar Parrikar ji. A symbol of simplicity in politics who led a humble life is no longer with us. May his family bear the irreparable loss with courage. Prayers with them— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 17, 2019