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PM Modi pays last respects to Manohar Parrikar

18 Mar 2019, 21:37 GMT+10

Panaji (Goa) Mar 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid last respects to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar here on Monday.

Parrikar, four times Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister died on Sunday after fighting a long battle with cancer.

The Prime Minister also met with the bereaved family and conveyed condolences.

BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani also paid last respects to her party colleague.

Parrikar was born in Mapusa in the coastal state of Goa in 1955 when it was under Portuguese control.

Parrikar was also one of those leaders who rose in ranks from RSS to BJP. Parrikar had joined RSS even during final years of his school days and later became the Sanghchalak at the age of 26.

Often referred to as the 'Chief Minister of the Common' by many, Parrikar was known for his simple style of living and for being easily approachable by the people. (ANI)

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