Goa: Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2019, 23:01
Goa: Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours
The mortal remains of late Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar were consigned to flames at Miramar near Panaji Monday evening. The former Defence Minister was accorded a state funeral with full military honours. Several dignitaries, including BJP president Amit Shah were present. Manohar Parrikar, who was 63, breathed his last on Sunday at his residence near Panaji after battling a pancreatic ailment for over a year. He is survived by two sons.

People overwhelmed with emotion, bidding farewell to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, a sign of love and gratitude for his service to the people. As his mortal remains moved from the Kala Academy where streams of people had paid him homage, a sea of humanity followed his mortal remains to Miramar beach where they were consigned to flames amid full state honours. He was a leader of the common man. BJP President Amit Shah, Chief Ministers of several BJP-ruled states were present at Miramar beach.

Earlier, Parrikar`s mortal remains were brought to the Goa BJP office, where party workers could spend a few moments of silence and bid him a final farewell. His body was wrapped in the tricolor... and hundreds of his party co workers were moved to tears. The Army truck carrying his body drove a distance of five kilometers from his home in Donna Paula, and on the way people stood in solidarity and respect for their leader. The body was kept for the public to pay their respects at the Kala Academy till 4 pm.
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