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RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

From political leaders to Bollywood celebrities, people from across India on Sunday expressed grief over demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar, 63, died at his private residence near Panaji on Sunday evening. The former defence minister, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer since February 2018, was very much active even in his last days. In his final days, weeks, and months, Parrikar was scene attending several party meetings and public events, including the inauguration of an iconic bridge across River Mandovi. Cancer had simply failed to dominate the spirit of the ailing BJP leader. Despite his falling health, Parrikar had presented two state budgets in 2018 and 2019. As India remembers the 'builder of modern Goa', here we bring you the most recent public appearances of the Goa Chief Minister.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 March 2019, 12:28:23 AM
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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From political leaders to Bollywood celebrities, people from across India on Sunday expressed grief over demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar, 63, died at his private residence near Panaji on Sunday evening. The former defence minister, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer since February 2018, was very much active even in his last days. In his final days, weeks, and months, Parrikar was scene attending several party meetings and public events, including the inauguration of an iconic bridge across River Mandovi. Cancer had simply failed to dominate the spirit of the ailing BJP leader. Despite his falling health, Parrikar had presented two state budgets in 2018 and 2019. As India remembers the "builder of modern Goa", here we bring you the most recent public appearances of the Goa Chief Minister.
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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In December 2018, the ailing Goa Chief Minister was seen inspecting an under-construction bridge on the Mandovi river in Panaji. He also spoke to engineers at the site. In a trademark half-sleeve shirt, Mr Parrikar, was seen wearing medical paraphernelia -- a nasogastrict tube running from the nasal passage into the stomach.
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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In January 2019, Parrikar had caught up on the "Josh" fever as he drew loud cheers from the crowd when he delivered the dialogue from Vicky Kaushal's release Uri: The Surgical Strike. Parrikar had said the lines at the inaugural event of the 5.1 km-long Mandovi bridge 'Atal Setu' in Panaji. The video showing him asking 'How's the Josh' had gone viral on social networking sites.
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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In a move which caught Goa by surprise on this New Year, ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on January 1 visited the state Secretariat for the first time in four months.
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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Parrikar was welcomed by ministers, party lawmakers and several BJP workers when he entered the Secretariat in the New Year..
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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CM Parrikar held meeting with his cabinet colleagues and officials at the state secretariat in Porvorim.
RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

RIP Manohar Parrikar: Here are last public appearances of late Goa Chief Minister

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Amid speculation surround his health, ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar last year chaired a meting of the state Investment Promotion Board at his private residence near Panaji.