Manohar Parrikar Dies, Goa Chief Minister Died, Former Defence Minister Death, who had been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year. He was 63. The announcement was made in a tweet by President Ram Nath Kovind, condolence messages poured in from political leaders across the board.
From an RSS pracharak to a Union Minister, the technocrat-turned politician was known for his administrative acumen and clean image, which left an indelible mark on the politics of the tiny state.
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha arrives at Manohar Parrirkar’s residence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to reach Goa tomorrow.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind Tweeted
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
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweeted
Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader.
A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations.
Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters.
Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/uahXme3ifp
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 17, 2019
BJP Chief Amit Shah Tweeted
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
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Tweeted
Terribly pained and saddened....
With the sudden demise of Goa CM #ManoharParrikar ji, we have lost a humble, simple, trusted, valued and hardworking leader of India. His dedication towards his work was beyond imagination. pic.twitter.com/I6a2AQ4a87
— Chowkidar Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) March 17, 2019
Vice Pressident of India Venkaiah Naidu Tweeted
In his passing, the nation in general and Goa in particular lost its proud son.
My heartfelt condolences to the members of his bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.#Parrikar
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) March 17, 2019
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee Tweeted
Deeply saddened at the passing away of Shri Manohar Parrikar.He fought bravely against his disease & I always hoped that he will beat it.Despite his deteriorating health,he put Nation first & worked for it till his last breath. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with his family
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) March 17, 2019
Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman Tweeted
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
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi Tweeted
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.
Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons.
My condolences to his family in this time of grief.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tweeted
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