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'When Manohar Parrikar signed his last file...' Goa Minister Rane remembers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 March 2019, 12:48 IST
Manohar Parrikar

As BJP loses one of its stalwart politician, the politics of Goa would never be the same without Manohar Parrikar, who was considered to be the most preferred man to head the state.

It was in January when Manohar Parrikar had said that he would serve Goa until last breath and it was a promise kept until last evening, when he passed away as the serving Chief Minister of Goa.

Parrikar, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer from a long period of time, had undergone treatment in the US, AIIMS Delhi and Goa Medical College. Goa Minister Vishwajit Rane said after Parrikar’s death, that “there cannot be another Manohar Parrikar.”

Rane, while talking to NDTV said, “Despite being unwell, despite having tubes and bags attached to his body, he continued working. But I never really understood the extent of his dedicaton until I went to visit him in the hospital recently.”

While Manohar Parrikar was in hospital, Goa Minister Rane had taken a file to get it signed by him. Rane recalls the very last file signed by the CM and said, “He called me in from the door, saying that he really wants to sign the file I was carrying. And that was the very last file he signed.”

PM Narendra Modi sharing condolences over the demise of Manohar Parrikar tweeted, “Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations. Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

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First published: 18 March 2019, 9:37 IST