Panaji : March 18, 2019 …. With outpouring Grief State paid last respect to its beloved Chief Minister and Former Union Minister for Defence Late Manohar Parrikar. Final rites was performed on late Parrikar today with State and full military honour at the Miramar beach, next to the memorial of Goa`s First Chief Minister late Dayanand Bandodkar . Thousands of people from all walks of life from every nook and corner of the State have turned up for funeral procession was a testimony to popularity of the late Chief Minister.
The four time Chief Minister was very much determined to serve people of Goa till his last breath. Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi along with Defence Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and other dignitaries paid last respect to departed soul of late Parrikar, who hold portfolio of Defence Minister for more than two years in the Modi`s Government and offered condolences to family members.
Mortal remains of late Parrikar was kept at Kala Acadamy, Panaji for public to pay their last respect. Earlier in the day mortal remains was taken to BJP head office in Panaji for BJP workers to pay homage to their beloved leader.
Funeral procession carried out from Kala Academy to Miramar beach, wherein thousands of people gathered to bid farewell to late Parrikar.
Several National Leaders, MLAs and other leaders who paid homage to Shri. Parrikar includes National President of BJP Shri. Amit Shah, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Shri. Ramdas Athavale, Speaker of Goa legislative Assembly Dr. Pramod Sawant, renowned actor Shri. Nana Patekar, Leader of Opposition Shri. Chandrakant (Babu) Kavlekar and other Leaders.