Sunday, 17 March 2019
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, the man who espoused Narendra Modi as PM, passes away
Goa chief minister Manohar Gopalakrishna Prabhu Parrikar died on Sunday (17th March, 2019) in the midst of his fourth term in office.
Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018 and had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since.
Manohar Parrikar was born in Mapusa, Goa on 13th December, 1955 He studied at Loyola High School, Margao. He completed his secondary education in Marathi and went on to graduate in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) in 1978. He was the first IIT alumnus to serve as MLA of an Indian state. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2001.
The 63-year-old widower, also former defence minister of India, is survived by two sons and a grandchild.
His death leaves India’s smallest state with a coalition government under considerable strain.
The All India Postal Employees Union Group-C, Odisha Circle pays its respectful homage to the departed soul.