The demise of Four times Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar – A humble Politician
Manohar Parrikar Age, Death, Family, Wife, Caste, Biography- It is of great sorrow that the reputed and most dedicated chief minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, passed away at the age of 63 after fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer. It is a worldwide fact that Mr. Parrikar was suffering from cancer but that did not stop him from serving the nation and fulfilling his responsibilities in the best possible ways. We have admired his work ethic and his desire to make this world a better place. He is one of those few politicians known for his clean image and down to earth nature. more details about Manohar Parrikar Biography are given here.
Personal and Career Details of Manohar Parrikar
He was born on 13 Dec 1955 at Mapusa in Goa, graduated from IIT, Bombay in metallurgical engineering. He was the first IIT alumnus to serve as MLA of an Indian state and later awarded as the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT, Bombay in 2001.
Looking at his political career, it started once he joined RSS in the years of schooling. He resumed his RSS work after graduating and later seconded to Bhartiya Junta Party (BJP).
He was also elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa in 1994. He was elected as the Chief Minister of Goa for the first time on 24th October 2000 and served until 2nd February 2005. He was then re-elected as CM (twice) on 9th March 2012 and served till 8th November 2014 and the third time on 14th March 2017 till his last breath on 17 March 2019.
During the General Elections of 2014, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who persuaded Mr. Parrikar to join Central Government as he wanted to move to Delhi, of his own will. It was then that Mr. Parrikar replaced Arun Jaitley and served as the Minister of Defence in National Democratic Alliance government under the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Manohar Parrikar Biography
While serving the country as Defence Minister, it was Mr. Parrikar who raised the question about “why India should bind itself to the No First Use Policy?” Furthermore, during the peak of religious intolerance, a controversial remark about being taught a lesson to leave India due to religious intolerance. He later clarified that the statement was not for a specific individual.
It was Vijay Sardesai from the Goa Forward Party, who wished to extend support to the Bharatiya Janta Party only if Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was brought back as the State Chief Minister. This resulted in Mr. Parrikar swearing as the Chief Minister of Goa on March 14, 2017.
Achievements of Manohar Parikar
Mr. Parrikar has been honored with several awards which include:
- Distinguished Alumnus Award IIT-Bombay in the Year 2001.
- CNN-IBN of the year in Politics in the Year 2012.
- Honorary Doctorate by NIT, Goa in the Year 2018.
The of the pancreatic ailment was in March-June 2018 and he was undergoing the treatment for the same in US. Later, after he returned to India and admitted in AIIMS, it was on October 27, 2018, that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was a fighter and fought cancer for as long as he could. It was on March 17, 2019, that the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind announced the demise of Manohar Parrikar. Our wishes are with his family and the nation pays huge respect to one of the great warriors and a humble politician. May his soul rest in peace!