Post Union cabinet’s meeting paying condolences to sad demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, PM Narendra Modi, reaching Panaji by 14:30 hours approximately, paid floral tributes to the veteran. The Prime Minister and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressing the grief and heartfelt sympathies, met his family being deep in pain.
Narendra Modi meanwhile moved spending some time talking to Parrikar’s sons Utpal and Abhijat, two daughters in law, brother Avdhut and sisters before leaving Kala Academy. “Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations”, the Prime Minister had tweeted in grief.
Further lauding the charismatic personality, he said in the series of tweets further saying “India will be eternally grateful to Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen.Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters”
Parrikar, a four-time chief minister, died at his private residence Sunday evening after battling a pancreatic ailment since February last year. The IIT graduate represented Panaji Assembly seat in the state for over two decades.
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