Mr Manohar Parrikar, 63, was diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment in February last year. Since then, he has been in and out of hospitals across Mumbai, Goa, Delhi and the even the US.
New Delhi, India, March 17, 2019 —
His office had earlier tweeted that his condition is ‘extremely critical’.
Mr Parrikar, 63, was diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment in February last year. Since then, he has been in and out of hospitals across Mumbai, Goa, Delhi and the even the US.
He returned to work in December, admitting that he was battling a “life-threatening disease”.
The Congress accused the BJP of retaining the Chief Minister against his will and even parading him despite his condition to save its government.
He was battling a life-threatening pancreatic ailment
Goa Chief Minister and former Union Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday, 17 March after battling pancreatic ailment.
The 63-year-old leader was said to be in a critical condition on 16 March, amid “rumours of political instability” in Goa.
Despite the ailment, the four-time Goa CM kept the “josh high” and made several public appearances and inaugurated projects. In January, he presented the Goa state Budget in the Assembly with a tube attached to his nose.
Criticism Did Not Lower His Josh
Bashing critics for ‘not doing his job’, Parrikar said, “Today, once again I promise that I will serve Goa with sincerity, integrity, and dedication until my last breath. There is a josh, that is too high and I’m fully in hosh (conscious).”
Undeterred by the tubes, Parrikar again on 27 January, inaugurated the 5.1-km long cable-stayed bridge “Atal Setu” on the Mandovi river in Goa.
On January 30, he presented the state budget in the assembly.
His frail appearance, with a tube in his nose, drew severe criticism from the opposition.