Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away

Chennai: President Ram Nath Kovind announced the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar this evening. He was 63.
The health of Parrikar, who was suffering from a pancreatic ailment, had deteriorated earlier in the day sparking hectic political activities across parties in the coastal State.
Ram Nath Kovind described Parrikar as an epitome of integrity and dedication in public life. His service  to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten, the President said.

NT Bureau