Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar breathed his last on Sunday, March 17, at his residence. In February 2018, Parrikar had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Since then, the most popular politician of the state received treatment in American hospitals, the AIIMS in Delhi, and hospitals in Mumbai and Goa. Manohar will be given a state funeral at 4.30 pm today, March 18, in Goa.

Several celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon, Anupam Kher and Swara Bhasker, to name a few, have offered condolences to the bereaved. South superstar Kamal Haasan has also tweeted condolences.

President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to condole the death of Goa Chief Minister. "Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten," he tweeted.

A three-time Chief Minister of Goa, Parrikar had been in and out of the hospitals since February last year. It was in October that the state government made a formal announcement about the BJP leader suffering from a pancreatic ailment.

Amitabh Bachchan said on Twitter, "Manohar Parikar CM Goa, passes away .. a gentleman to the core, simple in demeanour and well respected .. spent few short moments with him .. very dignified .. fought his illness bravely .. prayers and condolences."

Madhavan tweeted, "So very Saddened to hear about the sudden demise  if Shri. MANOHAR Parrikar Ji. A dynamic and Honorable Soul.. Rest now in peace in Heaven sir .🙏🙏🙏@manoharparrikar."

Akshay Kumar said, "Extremely sad at hearing about the demise of Sh. Manohar Parrikar Ji. I feel blessed to have had the fortune of meeting and knowing a sincere and good soul as he was. Heartfelt condolences to his family."

Kamal Haasan said, "Party ideologies apart a good and gentle man will always be it. Not even cancer can kill a spirit like @manoharparrikar . Have had the honour of breaking bread with him. As will the Nation, I too will remember him."

Raveena Tandon retweeted MyNation's editor-in-chief Abhijit Majumder's tweet talking about Manohar Parrikar's qualities. She added, "Agree with all said below . Loved by all. Not his time to go.. #ManoharParrikar".

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar tweeted in Hindi, saying, "Goa ke Mukhya Mantri Manohar Parrikar ji ke nidhan ki vaarta sunkar mujhe bahut dukh hua,unke aur hamare bahut acche sambandh the.Unke jaane se hamare desh ki bahut haani hui hai,ek atyant saccha insaan aur neta desh ne kho diya hai. Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti pradan kare."

Anupam Kher said, "Deeply deeply saddened to know about the untimely demise of Shri #ManoharParrikar ji. He was one of the most real, dignified, intelligent, warm, down-to-earth & honest persons I had met. He had a great quality of inspiring people so effortlessly. Will miss him. Om Shanti. ‬#ChiefMinisterOfGoa #FormerDefenceMinister #SimplicityPersonified".

Swara Bhasker tweeted, "RIP Shri #ManoharParrikar Condolences and strength to the family in this tragic time of grief."

Actor Mohnish Bahl said on Instagram, "RIP #ManoharParrikar ji. Greatness in simplicity personified."

Actor Vir Das said, "#ManoharParrikar always came accross as one of the more level headed and decent politicians in the country. Rest in Peace sir."

May his soul rest in peace.