Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away

Panaji, Mar 17: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was in critical condition, passed away here on Sunday evening.
The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals, in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, turned “extremely critical” on Sunday, the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his grief.
“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,” he said in a tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned the death of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who died after suffering from a prolonged illness.
“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,” PM Modi said as he tweeted his photograph with the late leader.
The Prime Minister called Parrikar a “builder of modern Goa” and recalled that his pro-people policies enabled the state to scale remarkable heights.
“Manohar Parrikar was the builder of modern Goa. Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress,” the Prime Minister added.
PM Modi also recalled his tenure as the defence minister under his leadership and commended the RM for his contribution to the ministry.
“India will be eternally grateful to Shri Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen,” he added.
Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the untimely demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa.
Paying tribute to Shri Parrikar, Governor described him as a widely respected public figure and an able administrator whose service to the country will always be remembered.
Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members.