Manohar Parrikar Dies At The Age Of 63 Battling Pancreatic Cancer
Manohar Parrikar who has been the chief minister of Goa for four times has died today ( 17-03-19 ) battling cancer. He has been to hospitals in Mumbai, Goa & Delhi from last year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He was 63. The announcement was made in a tweet by President Ram Nath Kovind, condolence messages poured in from political leaders across the board.
With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him. The death of the former defence minister, who represented the Panaji assembly seat, will also necessitate a fourth bypoll in Goa, where by-elections are scheduled for the Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa assembly constituencies on April 23. These will held in the state along with the Lok Sabha polls.