PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar died in Panaji on Sunday after suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 63.
The senior BJP leader had been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment in hospitals in New York, Goa, Mumbai and Delhi since February 2018.
A condolence meet will be held in the Union Cabinet at 11 am on Monday.
President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed deep shock over the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and said, “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,” tweeted President Kovind.