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Goa Chief Minister Passes Away After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Published on March 18, 2019
National Mourning Today
Prime Minister Modi to attend Last Rites
Goa Chief Minister Passes way After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, a former defence minister who had been battling a pancreatic ailment for over a year, died at his private residence on Sunday.


  • Manohar Parrikar was 63.
  • The health of Parrikar, a technocrat-turned-politician and BJP stalwart, took a turn for the worse in the past two days after his medical condition fluctuated for over a year.
  • The four-term chief minister was flown to the US for treatment in March last year.
  • A widower, Parrikar is survived by his two sons and their families.
  • The Central Government announced National Mourning on Monday.
  • Several top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nitin Gadkari, Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh will be in Goa on Monday to attend Manohar Parrikar's last rites.
  • PM Modi condoled the death of Parrikar, hailing him as an "unparalleled leader".

About Manohar Parrikar:

  • Born on December 13, 1955 into a middle-class family, his political career began as an RSS pracharak and he continued working for the Sangh even after graduating from IIT-Bombay as a metallurgical engineer.
  • Parrikar entered electoral politics in 1994 when he won on a BJP ticket from Panaji constituency.
  • He was the defence minister from November 2014 to March 2017 during the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Manohar Parrikar was a leader who enjoyed acceptance from all sections of the BJP and beyond.
  • He played a key role in making the BJP a force to reckon with in Goa, which remained for long a Congress bastion, with regional outfits having pockets of influence.


Q. Manohar Parrikar was the Chief Minister of which state who has died battling a pancreatic ailment on 17th March 2019?
a. Goa
b. Maharashtra
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Karnataka
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