Goa CM Manohar Parrikar passes away at 63
Panaji: Goa chief minister and former defence minister of India Manohar Parrikar passed away at his son’s home here today after a prolonged illness. He was 63.
The three-time chief minister who was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 had been in and out of hospital in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then. However, his condition had worsened on Saturday morning.
In recent months, Parrikar was making public appearance with a ‘nasogastric tube’ under medical advice.
Parrikar led a coalition government, which is supported by the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP), and three independent lawmakers in Goa.
Confirming the death of Parrikar and expressing deep condolence President of India Ram Nath Kovind published a twitter post few minutes ago.