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State funeral of Manohar Parrikar: Thousands join procession
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State funeral of Manohar Parrikar: Thousands join procession

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Mar 2019, 12:20 pm

Panaji, Mar 18 (IBNS): Thousands joined to pay their last tributes as the last rites of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was performed in Panaji on Monday.

He was accorded state funeral.

Several top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arried in Goa to pay last tributes to the CM.

Ending his battle against pancreatic cancer, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who kept serving as the leader of his region even with his deteriorating health conditions, passed away on Sunday. He was 63.

Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year.

His condition worsened on Saturday.

He had been in and out of hospital in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since February last year.

In recent times, he even made appearances in public with a  tube in his nose.

He even presented the budget, looking frail this year.

Apart from serving Goa as the Chief Minister, Parrikar will also be remembered for his tenure as the Defence Minister of the country under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi.

A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, he was the Chief Minister of Goa from 14 March 2017 in his last term.

Previously he was the Chief Minister from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.