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Manohar Parrikar, Builder of Modern Goa, Loses Battle to Cancer

India | PTI | March 17, 2019, 8:35 pm
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 Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence in Goa on Sunday (March 17) evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63. (Image: PTI)

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence in Goa on Sunday (March 17) evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63. (Image: PTI)

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 The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, had turned

The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, had turned "extremely critical" on March 17, the Chief Minister's Office tweeted earlier in the day. (Image: PTI)

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 The first Bharatiya Janata Party leader to be Goa Chief Minister, Parrikar headed the state from 2000-05 and 2012-14, before joining the Narendra Modi government as Defence Minister from 2014. (Image: Reuters)

The first Bharatiya Janata Party leader to be Goa Chief Minister, Parrikar headed the state from 2000-05 and 2012-14, before joining the Narendra Modi government as Defence Minister from 2014. (Image: Reuters)

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 The country's first Indian Institute of Technology alumnus to serve as Chief Minister of a state, he assumed the mantle on four occasions from 2000, but could not complete a single full term in office. (Image: PTI)

The country's first Indian Institute of Technology alumnus to serve as Chief Minister of a state, he assumed the mantle on four occasions from 2000, but could not complete a single full term in office. (Image: PTI)

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 He returned to state politics in 2017 to lead a coalition government headed by the BJP and continued in office despite his protracted illness and amid criticism from the Opposition and civil society, which had repeatedly demanded his resignation on health grounds. (Image: PTI

He returned to state politics in 2017 to lead a coalition government headed by the BJP and continued in office despite his protracted illness and amid criticism from the Opposition and civil society, which had repeatedly demanded his resignation on health grounds. (Image: PTI

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 A widower, Parrikar is survived by his two sons, Utpal and Abhijat, their wives and a grandson. (Image: PTI

A widower, Parrikar is survived by his two sons, Utpal and Abhijat, their wives and a grandson. (Image: PTI

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