India’s former defense minister and the current Chief Minister of Goa- Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday after battling a deadly pancreatic cancer. His medical condition took a critical turn when he was diagnosed with cancer and went to United States for treatment last march. He returned back to India in June after his medical treatment.
The four time chief minister of Goa was put on life support system late Saturday night and chief minister office of Goa confirmed about his critical health condition on Sunday evening. He passed away at around 6.40 PM on Sunday evening. He is survived by his two sons after his wife Media passed away in 2001 due to cancer.
Parrikar’s early life
An engineer from IIT Mumbai in metallurgical engineering, Parrikar was the first IITian to become an MLA of an Indian state.
Parrikar, 63, joined RSS at a young age and went onto become chief instructor in the final years of his academic career. He broke into politics when he was elected to the legislative assembly of Goa in 1994. He became the leader of opposition in 1999 and later went onto become the chief minister of Goa in 2000.
The BJP stalwart went onto become the defense minister from 2014-2017 before he moved back to Goa for his fourth term of being the chief minister of the state.
Parrikar was paid tribute by India’s sporting world after he left us on Sunday.
Boxer Manoj Kumar said-
सादगी भरा जीवन, राष्ट्रभक्ति, कर्मनिष्ठा, प्रशंसनीय व्यक्तित्व ऐसे थे हमारे #मनोहर_पार्रिकर जी, राजनीति में मनोहर पर्रिकर जी की कार्य शैली व उनकी सादगी थी जिससे मैं बहुत प्रभावित हुआ करता था। उनका चले जाना देश के लिए अपूरणीय क्षति है।
दिवंगत पर्रिकर जी को मेरी ओर से श्रद्धांजली🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/nONw5ei4An
— Manoj Kumar 🇮🇳 (@BoxerManojkr) March 18, 2019
Pistol shooter Heena Sidhu said-
My heart filled condolences to the people of Goa and the family members of Manohar Parikar ji. He was truly and exemplary politician, someone everybody respected for his humility and hard work. He will be remembered for a long time.
Parting Salute to #ManoharParrikar
— Heena SIDHU (@HeenaSidhu10) March 18, 2019
Shuttler Saina Nehwal tweeted a photo-
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) March 17, 2019
Cricketer Ishant Sharma said-
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) March 17, 2019
Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri said-
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 17, 2019
Freestyle wrestler Babita Phogat said-
सादगी का दूसरा नाम @manoharparrikar जी थे।मनोहर पर्रिकर जी इतिहास में अपनी छाप छोड़ कर गये हैं ।वो साधारण तरीके से रहते थे,काम करने में यकीन रखते थे, वो बहुत ही सरल इंसान थे। भगवान उनकी आत्मा को शांति दे ।🙏🏻🙏🏻#ManoharParrikar pic.twitter.com/tzJ8K0DE05
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) March 17, 2019
Freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia said-
I am deeply saddened to hear about the sad demise of our finest leader, #ManoharParrikar ji. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with the grieving family & friends. His exemplary leadership will continue to inspire us and serve as a benchmark.
— Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) March 17, 2019
Cricketer RP Singh said-
We have lost a true statesman, one of the most hard-working and honest politician. A real people’s person. May Parrikar sir’s soul rest in peace. #ManoharParrikar
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) March 17, 2019
Cricketer VVS Laxman-
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 17, 2019
Former freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said-
भारतीय राजनीति में ईमानदारी और कर्तव्यनिष्ठा की प्रतिमूर्ति श्री मनोहर पर्रिकर जी का निधन अपूरणीय क्षति है। अत्यंत सादगी से भरा जीवन उन्होंने जिया और अंतिम लम्हों में भी वे मुख्यमंत्री की अपनी जिम्मदारियां निभाते रहे। ऐसी महान आत्मा को शत शत नमन 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/GOiy2gPnsN
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) March 17, 2019
Cricketer Suresh Raina said-
Deeply saddened to hear the demise of Sh. Manohar Parrikar Ji. May your soul rest in peace 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/IBHZB1UOom
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 17, 2019
Boxer Vijender Singh said-
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) March 17, 2019
Cricketer Wriddhiman Saha said-
Extremely saddened to know about the passing away of our ex defence minister and Goa Chief minister Shri Manohar Parrikar ji. May his soul RIP. pic.twitter.com/mYTZAEfkmn
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) March 17, 2019
Cricketer Mohammad Kaif said-
Heartfelt Condolences and thoughts with the family of Manohar Parrikar ji ! pic.twitter.com/fGQS0IyCiz
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 17, 2019
Former shuttler Jwala Gutta said-
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) March 17, 2019
Cricketer Virender Sehwag said-
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 17, 2019