Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has died, he was 63

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President Ram Nath Kovind has confirmed that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has died. He was 63. This was after Goa Chief Minister’s office conceded that the former’s condition was ‘extremely critical.’

A tweet by Kovind read, “Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten.”

 

The official Twitter handle of Goa CM office had earlier tweeted, “Chief Minister @manoharparrikar’s health condition is extremely critical. Doctors are trying their best.”

On Saturday night, Goa Deputy Speaker had said that there were no chances of Parrikar’s recovery. He had told news agency ANI, “We are praying to God that he should get well, but there are no chances of him getting well…He’s very ill. It is almost…”

However, on Saturday, the CM office had tweeted, “With respect to some reports in media, it is hereby stated that Hon’ble Chief Minister @manoharparrikar’s health parameters continues to remain stable.”

Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced stage of pancreatic cancer last year. Since then, he’s travelled to the US twice for treatment. He was also admitted in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His condition, however, lately deteriorated as he came under criticism for not relinquishing office despite his incredibly poor health. He has often been seen taking part in public events with a feeding tube inserted through his nose.

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