India's leaders mourn the passing of Manohar Parrikar
Twitter overflowed with condolences from PM Narendra Modi to Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Four-time Goa Chief Minister and India’s former defense minister, Manohar Parrikar, passed away on Sunday. He was 63. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer since February 2018.
After his demise, condolences poured in on Twitter. From PM Narendra Modi to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, tributes came from every political quarter.
Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 17, 2019
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.
Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/uahXme3ifp
Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 17, 2019
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.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2019
Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons.
My condolences to his family in this time of grief.
Extremely saddened to know about the sad demise of our beloved and stalwart leader Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji. His exemplary leadership will continue to inspire us and serve as a benchmark.— Chowkidar Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 17, 2019
Saddened to know about the demise of senior BJP leader Shri Manohar Parrikar ji, Chief Minister of Goa. He always led by example in his public life & was loved by masses. He will be missed by everyone of us. May God render peace to the departed soul. Om Shanti ॐ शान्ति— Chowkidar Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) March 17, 2019
Sad to hear the demise of Shri Manohar Parrikar. I fondly remember our meetings, particularly about water sharing. He was always positive. He also had a significant tenure as the Defence Minister. He put up a brave fight against his ailment.— Prithviraj Chavan (@prithvrj) March 17, 2019
My condolences to the family.
The Central government has announced national mourning on Monday. All schools and institutes Goa will be closed today and all examinations have also been postponed.