Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, offered last respects to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in Panaji, who died last evening. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also present. After paying their last tributes, Modi, Sitharaman and Goa Governor Mridula Sinha met the family members of Parrikar.
Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar belonged to a business family in Parra village (from which his family derives its name). He not only dominated Goa politics for two decades but was also a rare national leader from the state.
Thousands gathered on the streets of Panaji to catch a final glimpse of Manohar Parrikar as his mortal remains were brought to the BJP office for party workers to pay their last respect. His remains would be taken to Kala Academy, around three km from the BJP office, later in the day, to allow the public pay their tribute to him.