Goa CM Manohar Parrikar death HIGHLIGHTS: Tributes poured in from all quarters after President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday announced that Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar passed away after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Taking to Twitter, Kovind said, “Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness was 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 BJP leader, who spearheaded the party’s poll campaign since 1994 in the state, had been ailing for the last one year and has undergone treatment in the US as well as at AIIMS, Delhi, and a private hospital in Mumbai. He was shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi on September 15 last year and returned to Goa on October 14. Since then, he had been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula.
A condolence meeting for him will be held in the Union Cabinet at 11 am today.