Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday (March 17) passed away after a long battle with cancer. Parrikar had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, and New York since February last year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After coming back from New York, Parrikar, was seen wearing medical paraphernalia -a nasogastric tube.
The central government announced a day of national mourning on Monday (March 18). The national flag will fly at half mast in New Delhi and in the capitals of all states and Union Territories.
The late chief minister will be accorded a state funeral today . An official release from the CMO said his mortal remains will be kept at the BJP head office in Panaji for an hour from 9.30 am, after which they will be taken to Kala Academy for people to pay their last respects. The funeral procession to Miramar will start at 4 pm, and the Antim Kriya will be performed at 5 pm.
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23 August, 2019