Manohar Parrikar passed away after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Sources told PTI that Parrikar was put on life support system late Saturday night.
Parrikar, who rose from a pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become the country’s Defence Minister and also chief minister of Goa, enjoyed a man-next-door image in the politically-volatile coastal state. He was so loved and popular that he was elected as the chief minister of Goa four times — 2000, 2002, 2012 and 2017.
After his death, Parrikar has left a huge question mark for the BJP. No one knows if his party will be able to find a mass leader with the sort of aura that Parrikar had.
Political leaders, Bollywood and Indians across the country have condoled Mr. Parrikar’s death.
Had the honour of meeting him when he was the #defenceminister of #india..at the launch of a movie about the #indianarmy under the #BritishRaj he leaned over & said “uniforms too nice for #indian soldiers at the time”he said.”we will age it suitably sir” I said. He nodded “good”
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 17, 2019
Sad to hear about the loss of one of our finest leaders, #ManoharParrikar ji. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with the grieving family & friends.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 17, 2019
Deeply deeply saddened to know about the untimely demise of Shri #ManoharParrikar ji. He was one of the most real, dignified, intelligent, warm, down-to-earth & honest person I had met. He had a great quality of inspiring people so effortlessly. Will miss him. Om Shanti.🙏 pic.twitter.com/4i4noSWSDZ
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) March 17, 2019
So very Saddened to hear about the sudden demise if Shri. MANOHAR Parrikar Ji. A dynamic and Honorable Soul.. Rest now in peace in Heaven sir .🙏🙏🙏@manoharparrikar
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 17, 2019
Extremely sad at hearing about the demise of Sh. Manohar Parrikar Ji. I feel blessed to have had the fortune of meeting and knowing a sincere and good soul as he was. Heartfelt condolences to his family🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 17, 2019
T 3122 – Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa, passes away .. a gentle , soft spoken simple minded person .. respected .. fought his illness with dignity and great spirit .. had on a few occasions spent some time with him .. a soft smile always adorned his face .. sad with the news .. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/vFTCeMMDxf
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 17, 2019
Deeply saddened by the demise of Mr @manoharparrikar. I and @MajDPSingh shared a great personal rapport with him & also could work with him closely on issues concerning military veterans. We valued his objective, simple & apolitical approach in these matters. He would be missed.
— Navdeep Singh (@SinghNavdeep) March 17, 2019
When the first Rafale jet will be delivered to India and when it will make its first glorious flight under the India’s flag, it will be a tribute to @manoharparrikar who played a very imp role as defence minister during crucial time.He will have a special place in India’s history
— Chowkidar Ashu (@muglikar_) March 17, 2019
No. I am not going to shed a tear for #ManoharParrikar. How can anyone who symbolized zeal and intensity for selfless duty till the last breath, be a cause of sorrow ?
— Yashwant Deshmukh 🇮🇳 (@YRDeshmukh) March 17, 2019
We can never forget your contribution in Indian Politics Manohar Parrikar sir.
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