Condoling Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday credited him with being the builder of modern Goa.
In a series of tweets, the PM showered Parrikar with praise and called him 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,” the PM tweeted. Updates here.
Crediting Parrikar with the man who built modern Goa, he tweeted, “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.”
Prime Minister Modi also referred to Parrikar’s tenure as the Union defence minister and said that he had been at the helm of the defence ministry whe na series of decisions were taken to enhance the country’s security.
“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,” the PM tweeted.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died late in the evening on Sunday at his private home in Panaji. He had been suffering for pancreatic cancer for some time and had undergone treatment in the US, AIIMS, and Mumbai.