Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar this evening.
The 63-year-old Parrikar passed away at his private residence after prolonged illness.
Naveen said that he was deeply saddened by news of the passing away of Parrikar.
The Odisha CM expressed that his thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and followers.
Parikar was undergoing treatment since February 2018 and had rarely appeared in public.
Deeply saddened by news of the passing away of former Defence Minister of India & Chief Minister, Goa #ManoharParrikar. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends & followers. May his soul rest in peace.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 17, 2019
He was diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment in February last year.
Last month, he was admitted in the Goa Medical College and Hospital near Panaji. He was discharged on February 26.