MARCH 17, 2019
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday (March 17) evening after a prolonged illness. Parrikar was 63.
Manohar Parrikar had tweeted for the last time on March 11, 2019. He had paid tribute to Goa’s first Chief Minister Dayanand Bandodkar on his birth anniversary.
Tributes to Goa’s first Chief Minister Dayanand (Bhausaheb) Bandodkar on his birth anniversary. We remember his invaluable contribution in building a strong foundation for Goa’s progress.
Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) March 12, 2019
Manohar Parrikar was undergoing treatment over the past year for a serious pancreatic ailment.
Manohar Parrikar’s health worsened over the past two days. The former defence minister’s health has been fluctuating for the past one year.
In his last days, Manohar Parrikar also found himself tied up in the Rafale controversy as Congress and some media houses brought up old documents from the time when he was the defence minister.
Before going back to Goa, Manohar Parrikar joined the Modi Cabinet as the defence minister.