Goa CM Manohar Parrikar succumbs to prolonged cancer

The Goa Chief Minister died after a long battle with cancer on March 17. The President of India Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet informed of his demise.

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Goa Chief Minister and former India Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar died after a prolonged illness at his residence at Dona Paula. The 63-year-old politician was suffering from a serious pancreatic ailment.

Earlier his office had said that his health condition was extremely critical. The former Defence Minister's health, which had been fluctuating for a year, had detoriarated in the past two days. As per the sources, Parrikar had been on life support system since late Saturday night.

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet informed of his demise:

Born in Goa, Parrikar had 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 served as the Chief Minister of Goa thrice. Because of his simple lifestyle, he was called common man's CM. Parrikar had also served as the Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017.

The politician was respected by his party along with the opposition leaders alike. Tribute for the leader poured over social media: 

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