Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar breathed his last on Sunday at around 8.15 pm at his private residence near Panaji, Goa, at the age of 63. His ailment was diagnosed in February 2018 and he had been in and out of hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and even the United States. While there had been no official statement about the condition of his ailment, several Goa ministers had admitted that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
As a tribute to this great leader, Naksh Sanson puts up a Facebook Post. He writes –
“When Manohar Parrikar became Defence Minister, it was like a breath of fresh air for Indian defence which was gasping because of years of bureaucratic and political apathy, because of corruption and because of lack of a clear policy vision. But, Manohar Parrikar arrived on the scene and gave fillip to Indian defence. Fresh procurements were made, intelligence architecture was revamped, defencive offence National Security policy was perused, and India became a dominant player in South Asia.
His untimely demise has left a vaccum which will be hard to fill. His term as DefMin was short but it was like a shot in the arm. He had to leave because of his deteriorating health. I bet people of Goa will be in mourning today. They have lost a statesman today and we a great leader.
Om Shanti Shanti.”