Manohar Parrikar dies at 63: Bollywood pays tribute to Goa Chief Minister

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New Delhi | Updated: March 18, 2019 5:31 PM

Many Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief about Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's death. Parrikar was 63.

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Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

Many Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan posted photos of himself with Parrikar on Twitter and wrote, ‘T 3122 – Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa, passes away .. a gentle, soft-spoken simple minded person, fought his illness with dignity and great spirit, sad with the news.’

Amitabh Bachchan’s Tweet:

Akshay Kumar tweeted, ‘Extremely sad at hearing about the demise of Manohar Parrikar Ji. I feel blessed to have had the fortune of meeting a sincere and good soul as he was. Heartfelt condolences to his family.’

Akshay Kumar’s Tweet:

Vicky Kaushal also offered condolences and said, ‘Saddened by the news of Manohar Parrikar ji’s demise. May his soul rest in peace.’

Vicky Kaushal’s Tweet:

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Varun Dhawan wrote on Twitter, ‘Very sad to hear about the demise of sh Manohar Parrikar ji. I had met him in goa and he was very kind and encouraging to me. A good man.’

Varun Dhawan’s Tweet:

Sanjay Dutt called Parrikar ‘one of our finest leaders’ and tweeted, ‘May he rest in peace. My prayers are with the grieving family & friends.’

Sanjay Dutt’s Tweet:

Anupam Kher posted a picture of himself with Parrikar on Twitter and wrote that ‘Deeply deeply saddened to know about the untimely demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar ji.’

Anupam Kher’s Tweet:

Madhur Bhandarkar’s Tweet:

Madhur Bhandarkar shared on Twitter, ‘Saddened to know about the demise of Manohar Parrikar ji. He will always be remembered for his simplicity and as a common man with strong determination. It’s a great loss for the nation.’

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