After a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (63) passed away on Sunday. Parrikar had been ailing for the last one year and has undergone treatment in the US as well as at AIIMS, Delhi, and a private hospital in Mumbai. He was shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi on September 15 last year and returned to Goa on October 14. Since then, he had been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula. He was last seen in public at Atal Booth Karyakarta Sammelan earlier in February. A condolence meeting for him will be held in the Union Cabinet at 11 am on Monday.
April 22, 2020