Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at the age of 63 on Sunday. He was suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer since February last year. He breathed his last at his private residence near Panaji.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar passes away at the age of 63: Tributes pour in
11:00 pm: Government of Goa: As a mark of respect for departed soul of #ManoharParrikar, CM of Goa, all the state government offices, local-autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings, all educational institutions including aided institutions shall remain closed on March 18
10:50 pm: As a mark of respect for late Goa CM #ManoharParrikar, 7 days State Mourning will be observed throughout Goa from March 18-March 24, both days inclusive. During the period, National Flag will fly at Half Mast on all the buildings across Goa & there'll be no official entertainment
10:37 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will go to Goa tomorrow for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's last rites ceremony.
10:20 pm: Top BJP leaders from across the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are expected to be present during the last rites ceremony, party sources said.
10:16 pm: The mortal remains will be kept at the Bharatiya Janata Party state headquarters in Panaji, as well as at a state government-operated arts and culture centre all through the morning and afternoon, for public to pay their final respects, before being taken to the Sports Authority of Goa ground for cremation at 5 p.m., according to the statement from the Chief Minister's Office.
10:15 pm: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be cremated on Monday evening.
10:12 pm: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis condoles Parrikar's demise, offers tributes
10:09 pm: Smriti Irani pays tributes to Manohar Parikar
9:52 pm: 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: Amitabh Bachchan
9:46 pm: In his condolence message, BJP Karnataka state chief B S Yeddyurappa said the country has lost "an honest, educated and well-mannered politician".
9:45 pm: Condoling the death, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah in a statement said he was saddened by the news and prayed that the bereaved family get enough strength to bear the loss.
9:42 pm: Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri. Manohar Parrikar. May God give his family the strength to bear this loss: Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda
9:40 pm: Saddened at the passing away of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ji. He patiently endured his illness. Condolences to his family and his admirers: Mamata Banerjee
9:34 pm: Party ideologies apart a good and gentle man will always be it. Not even cancer can kill a spirit like @manoharparrikar . Have had the honour of breaking bread with him. As will the Nation, I too will remember him: Kamal Haasan
9:26 pm: Centre has announced national mourning on March 18, following demise of Goa Chief Minister #ManoharParrikar. State funeral will be accorded to him. National Flag will fly at half-mast in the National Capital & capitals of States & UTs.
9:25 pm: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu: Deepest condolences over the untimely death of former Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar. May his soul rest in peace. May God give strength and support to the bereaved family at this saddest hour
9:20 pm: Parrikar was one of the finest human beings I met in politics. He lent dignity to every post he occupied. My heartfelt condolences. May his soul rest in peace: Yashwant Sinha
9:17 pm: Rajnath Singh: Deeply saddened & pained by the demise of my dear friend & Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar. He was known for his honesty, integrity & simplicity. He served the nation and the state of Goa with great diligence. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family
9:13 pm: Deeply saddened to hear about untimely demise of Goa CM Shri #ManoharParrikar Ji. A very simple and humble personality. He will be remembered for his services to the society. My Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace!: Tejashwi Yadav
मनोहर पर्रिकर जी के देहांत का समाचार सुनकर बहुत दुःख हुआ। हालाँकि वो बहुत समय से बीमार थे तो भी मन इसके लिए तैयार नहीं था कि वह हमें इतनी जल्दी छोड़ जायेंगे। मेरे लिए तो वो भाई की तरह थे इसलिए उनका निधन मेरे लिए व्यक्तिगत क्षति है।— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2019
9:07 pm: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress: He (Goa CM Manohar Parrikar) was a good human being. His passing away has left a huge gap in politics; we have lost a good politician. His demise has caused us immense grief. I express my grief and I pay my tributes on behalf of my party and myself
9:00 pm: India will be eternally grateful to Shri Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen: PM Modi
8:59 pm: Shri Manohar Parrikar was the builder of modern Goa. Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress: PM Modi
8:58 pm: Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to nation will be remembered by generations. Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family & supporters. Om Shanti: PM Modi
Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader.
A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations.
Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters.
Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/uahXme3ifp— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 17, 2019
8:52 pm: Deeply condole the sad demise of Manohar Parrikar. A brilliant IIT graduate, an outstanding CM of Goa, an accomplished Defence Minister, a man of impeccable integrity, firm believer in good governance and above all a good human being. Miss you Manohar Ji: Ravi Shankar Prasad
8:47 pm: Entire BJP stands firmly with Parrikar ji’s family. I along with millions of BJP karyakartas and importantly the people of Goa, who were his family, express my deepest condolences. May God give the bereaved family strength to withstand this tragic loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti: Amit Shah
8:45 pm: Parrikar ji has shown the entire nation how a BJP Karyakarta, even during his toughest time, is committed to the philosophy of Nation First, Party Next and Self Last. He will always be remembered for his contributions as India’s Defence Minister and as CM of Goa.
8:43 pm: Deeply saddened at the passing away of Shri Manohar Parrikar.He fought bravely against his disease & I always hoped that he will beat it.Despite his deteriorating health,he put Nation first & worked for it till his last breath. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with his family: Former President Pranab Mukherjee
8:41 pm: Defence Ministry tweets Manohar Parrikar's picture, offers tributes
. @DefenceMinIndia conveys deep condolences on demise of former RM, Mr @manoharparrikar. With hallmarks of strong & decisive leadership, Mr Manohar Parrikar will be missed by whole of the def establishment. Mr Parrikar was at the helm in defence of the Nation from 2014 to 2017 pic.twitter.com/cp11v8Sotr— ADG (M&C) DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) March 17, 2019
8:40 pm: Manohar Parrikar had been a rare personality with rare characteristics. A top politician he lived as a common man ,his undiluted integrity , honest behaviour made him an inspiring character for posterity: Rakesh Sinha
Distressed to read the news of the passing of Sri Manohar Parrikar Ji. He was a man of integrity and unshakeable determination. His selfless service to the country until his last breath will always be remembered pic.twitter.com/YCKHDjhjbE— Lokesh Nara (@naralokesh) March 17, 2019
8:34 pm: A condolence meet will be held in the Union Cabinet at 11 am tomorrow for Late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
8:30 pm: Nitin Gadkari pays tributes to Manohar Parrikar
राजनीति में शुरुआती दिनों से वे मेरे साथी और अच्छे मित्र थे। गोवा के विकास के लिए लिए आख़िरी साँस तक संघर्ष करने वाले भारत माँ के इस महान सपूत को मेरी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि।ॐ— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 17, 2019
8:27 pm: Sad to know about the passing away of the goa CM Manohar Parrikar. He was a great leader and a good human being. My Heartfelt condolences: Ashok Chavan, Congress
Heartfelt Condolences and thoughts with the family of Manohar Parrikar ji ! pic.twitter.com/fGQS0IyCiz— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 17, 2019
8:26 pm: Sad to learn about the passing away of Shri Manohar Parrikar, CM of Goa. He was a cordial man, who was admired across party lines. My deepest condolences to his family and friends: RS Surjewala, Congress
8:21 pm: My condolences to the bereaved family of Shri. Manohar Parrikar. I met him only once, when he graciously visited my mother at the hospital two years ago. May his soul rest in peace: Priyanka Gandhi
8:18 pm: I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Goa CM, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year. Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons. My condolences to his family in this time of grief: Rahul Gandhi
I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Goa CM, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2019
Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons.
My condolences to his family in this time of grief.
8:00 pm: Tributes pour in for Manohar Parrikar, leaders offer condolences
7:59 pm: Manohar Parrikar passes away at 63, President Kovind pays tributes
Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 17, 2019
Earlier in the evening, the Chief Minister's Office had said that "Chief Minister @manoharparrikar's health condition is extremely critical. Doctors are trying their best".
Among the first to arrive at the chief minister's private residence was state Director General of Police Pranab Nanda. Police presence around the house was also increased.
The former Defence Minister's health, which has been fluctuating for a year, took a turn for the worse in the past two days. Several party leaders and allies in the state government had rushed to meet him on Saturday.