Many B-town celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Hema Malini and Sanjay Dutt have expressed grief over the demise of Goa's Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, describing him as an honest and dignified politician. Taking to the micro-blogging website, actors expressed their grief while stitching a few words for Parrikar remembering him.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to express his grief. He wrote: "Manohar Parikar CM Goa, passes away .. a gentleman to the core, simple in demeanour and well respected .. spent few short moments with him .. very dignified .. fought his illness bravely .. prayers and condolences."
Veteran actor Anupam Kher posted a picture of him alongside Parrikar and wrote, "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".
Bollywood's dream girl Hema Malini also expressed her grief. She wrote: "The extremely popular, conscientious, efficient CM of Goa is no more. Manohar Parrikarji will be mourned by all, way beyond party lines - such was his charisma & appeal. With a heavy heart the country says RIP Manoharji ."
Sanjay Dutt, who will be next seen in upcoming Hindi drama Kalank, also took to micro-blogging site for tweeting: "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".
Highway actor Randeep Hooda, who had met Parrikar at the launch of a movie, described him as a man of few words. He took to his Twitter handle and wrote: "Man of few words, simple, epitome of integrity & efficiency, straight shooter, defence minister, 3 time chief minister of Goa, away from the trappings of a person in power, IITian, well mannered, a true servant of the nation, an example to follow for one and all.. Salute #ManoharParrikar."
Extending his heartfelt condolences to Parrikar’s family, Akshay Kumar said, “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.”
Expresseing grief, actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri #ManoharParrikar ji ... one of the tallest leaders of India. Condolences to the family & loved ones."
Praising the late chief minister, stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das tweeted, "ManoharParrikar always came across as one of the more level headed and decent politicians in the country. Rest in Peace sir."
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote that Parrikar will always be remembered for his simplicity. He tweeted: "Saddened to know about the demise of #ManoharParrikar 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."
Parrikar, 63, died at his private residence near on Sunday, March 18. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer since February 2018. However, officially he was described to be suffering from a pancreatic ailment.
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