NEW DELHI: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar breathed his last at around 6:40 pm on March 17, 2019, Sunday at the age of 63 years due to a prolonged illness. Born on December 13, 1955, a well-known Indian politician and leader of BJP, became the 10th chief minister of Goa on March 14, 2017, and sustained his working area till his death.
The central government has announced to national mourning today. His mortal remains will be kept at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office from 9:30-10:30 am on Monday. latter, he will be taken to Kala Academy for the public to pay their last respect from 11 am to 4 pm. His funeral procession will start from Kala Academy in Panjim at 4 pm and his last rites will be performed at Miramar at 5 pm.
Apart from PM Modi, several key leaders of different political parties have expressed huge grief on the demise of Goa chief minister (Parrikar).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be departed on March 18 (Monday) from Delhi for Goa to pay tribute to late Parrikar at 11 am.
Currently, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has announced to postponed the board exams for class 12 students due to Parrikar demise. Although, The Goa board class 12 exams had started from February 28 and are scheduled to be concluded on March 26, 2019.
Apart from this, the Central government has announced the national mourning today. all banks, offices and educational institutes will remain shut in Goa.