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Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours at Goa’s Miramar Beach

Parrikar, 63, Died At His Private Residence At Dona Paula Near Panaji On Sunday After Prolonged Illness.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Abhinav Gupta | Updated on: 18 Mar 2019, 06:58:10 PM
Manohar Parrikar's final journey begins

New Delhi:

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours Monday, with thousands bidding the affable politician a fond farewell. BJP president Amit Shah, some Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states attended the funeral at Miramar. Parrikar's eldest son Utpal lit the funeral pyre. The funeral procession started from the Kala Academy where thousands, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their last respects to the former defense minister.

The mortal remains of the 63-year-old senior BJP leader were kept in a flower-decked hearse which left for the Miramar beach, where the last rites were performed. The affection and popularity Parrikar enjoyed among ordinary Goans was on display as hundreds of common folks, and his party workers lined up to pay tributes to the chief minister, who died on Sunday after prolonged illness.

BJP president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu at Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s funeral.

Manohar Parrikar cremated with full State honours at Goa's Miramar beach.

Gun salute to BJP leader and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

IIT- Bombay to hold condolence meet this evening to pay tributes to their alumnus, Manohar Parrikar. 

Manohar Parrikar’s last rights to be held at Goa's Miramar Beach with military honours.

BJP top brass reaches SAG ground.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis present at the venue.

Thousands gather to pay tribute to Manohar Parrikar.

Haryana declares one-day state mourning on Monday as a mark of respect to Manohar Parrikar. 

Union minister for commerce and civil aviation Suresh Prabhu paid respects to mortal remains of Manohar Parrikar.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets family of
Manohar Parrikar, offers condolences. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kala Academy shortly to pay last respects to late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Goa, Smriti Irani also reaches Kala Academy to pay homage to Manohar Parrikar. 

A pall of gloom descended on the BJP office and hundreds of Parrikar supporters turned emotional when his mortal remains, wrapped in the tricolour, was brought there.

Union minister of AYUSH arrives at Kala Academy to pay last respets to Manohar Parrikar. 

PM Modi left for Goa soon after the Union Cabinet meeting, which was convened to condole the demise of Parrikar.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for Goa to pay homage to late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Area near memorial dedicated to Goa's first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar at Miramar being cleared currently to carry out last rites of chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly leave for Goa to pay last respects to Manohar Parrikar. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leave for Goa shortly, to offer last respects to Manohar Parrikar, reports ANI

Thousands of people thronged the streets of Panaji to catch a final glimpse of Parrikar. His remains would be taken to Kala Academy, around three km from the BJP office, later on Monday, to allow the public pay their tribute to him.

Parrikar would be accorded state funeral with full military honours. MHA Joint Secretary S K Shahi, in an order issued on Sunday, said the Ministry of Defence is requested to make arrangements for state funeral with full military honours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will go to Goa to pay their respects to Parrikar. Chief ministers of various BJP-ruled states are also expected to reach the state. A meeting of the Union Cabinet has been called to pay condolence to Parrikar.

High Court of Bombay at Goa and District Courts in the state to remain closed today in view of passing away of Manohar Parrikar.

Parrikar’s term saw India not only carry out surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Myanmar but also claim political ownership of the targeted operations. The daring move won accolades from political leaders and civil society alike.

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First Published : 18 Mar 2019, 07:19:41 AM