Manohar Parrikar Dies At The Age Of 63 Battling Pancreatic Cancer

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. 

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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. 

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