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GOA CHIEF MINISTER MANOHAR PARRIKAR DIES AT 63

Panaji: Goa chief minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who had been battling a pancreatic ailment for more than a year, died at his son’s home in Panaji this evening. He was 63.

Mr Parrikar’s health had been fluctuating for several days and worsened on Saturday morning. The former Defence Minister had been in and out of hospital in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since February last year. Last month, he was admitted in the Goa Medical College and Hospital near Panaji.

In January, the four-time chief minister had said he would “serve Goa till my last breath”.

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