Manohar Parrikar, four-time Goa chief minister and former Defence Minister, passed away on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He died at his private residence near Panaji on Sunday. He was 63.
On his demise, the country is observing national mourning on March 18, with the National Flag to fly at half-mast across the states and Union Territories. Goa government announced seven days of mourning to be observed throughout the state from March 18 to 24 after the death of chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
As his last journey is being performed in the state on Monday, people from all walks of life extend their condolences on social media, making #WeMissManoharParrikar highly trending on Twitter.
Have a look at some of the Tweets where people share their most precious memories with
He is NOT a politician. He is a great human being just like Abdul Kalam .. he spent all his life for making this nation great.
Absolute role model for children of Bharat. He must be remembered for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/r89R0I5rac
— Chowkidar Rakesh R. Bag 🇮🇳 (@RakeshRBag) March 18, 2019
— Chowkidar Nupur Sharma (@NupurSharmaBJP) March 18, 2019
का दूसरा नाम #ManoharParikkar है।
— Chowkidar Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) March 18, 2019
Manohar Parrikar will be missed everyday by the BJP leadership. He was an inspiration to cancer patients. I have lost several family members to cancer but I have never seen any final stage cancer patient work his heart out till the last day of his life#WeMissManoharParrikar pic.twitter.com/g5BgHbyzKD
— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) March 18, 2019
#WeMissManoharParrikar A legendary man. You will always remain in our hearts. A true Indian. I hope you would have guided our country for many more years. Thank you for your hardwork for our country. pic.twitter.com/Ah3BV77v9E
— Abhash Kumar (@AbhashDelhi) March 18, 2019