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Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar passes away, leaders condole death
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has condoled the passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar. In an officially released message he said, "Deeply saddened to learn about the untimely passing away of the Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Manohar Parrikar.

"He is one of the most lovable and honest senior politicians of our country. He was a dynamic and dedicated individual who led life full of values and principles.

In his passing, the nation in general and Goa in particular lost its proud son. My heartfelt condolences to members of his bereaved family and I pray for his soul rest in peace," he added.

Prime Minister Modi from his Twitter handle Chowkidar Narendra Modi @narendramodi tweeted as follows:

-India will be eternally grateful to Shri Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India's security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen.

-Shri Manohar Parrikar was the builder of modern Goa. Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress.

-Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations. Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted @RahulGandhi, "I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Goa CM, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year. Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa's favourite sons. My condolences to his family in this time of grief."

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