Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away yesterday, after a long battle with a pancreatic ailment. After his death, the Centre announced a day’s mourning, while the state government will observe the same for seven days. A large number of dignitaries will attend the last rites of the 63-year old in Panaji scheduled to be held today evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already reached Panaji to pay his last respects to the departed soul. Apart from being a four-time chief minister of Goa, Parrikar also served as the Union Defence minister from 2014 to 2017.
The IIT-Bombay alumni represented Panaji in Goa assembly seat for more than two decades. His mortal remains are currently being kept at the BJP office in Panaji. From here, the body will be taken to Kala Academy for the public to pay its last respects. His final journey will begin at around 4 pm and the last rites will be performed at 5 pm at Miramar Beach, with full state honours.
Here’s how people are mourning Manohar Parrikar’s death on Twitter:
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) March 18, 2019
— Rohit Walia (@Rohit_walia16) March 17, 2019
ॐ Shanti #ManoharParikkar ????????
-Most popular CM
-No VVIP culture
-Father of OROP
-Rafale deal main negotiator
-Surgical strike hero
How is the josh, still high sir as you are a true role model !
Jai Hind ???????? ???????? ????????
— nikunj shah ???????? (@niku1630) March 18, 2019
— Dhairya Gupta (@TheDhairyaGupta) March 18, 2019
A man of integrity, humility & indomitable spirit. He never gave an impression of VIP (though he was). It is hard to find such a unique man. May he find peace in kingdom of heaven. We stand with his dear ones in hour of grief.#ManoharParikkar pic.twitter.com/15a88LHGiw
— Shubham manuja (@shubhmanuja) March 18, 2019
Leaders from across all parties, celebrities and even common men have condoled the death of Parrikar known for his simple nature. Many took to Twitter to offee their condolences on the demise of Parrikar.