Manohar Parrikar no more: 11 things you should know about late Goa chief minister

First Published 17, Mar 2019, 11:38 PM IST

Manohar Parrikar, who had served as the chief minister of Goa, is quite well-known for his humility and modest lifestyle. Parrikar, an IIT graduate, has often travelled in economy class and has moved around with less police escort when he was the chief minister. Here are 11 unknown facts about Manohar Parrikar, who sadly breathed his last on March 17.

Manohar Parrikar, who had served as the chief minister of Goa, is quite well-known for his humility and modest lifestyle. Parrikar, an IIT graduate, has often travelled in economy class and has moved around with less police escort when he was the chief minister. Here are 11 unknown facts about Manohar Parrikar, who sadly breathed his last on March 17.

Manohar Parrikar, who had served as the chief minister of Goa, is quite well-known for his humility and modest lifestyle. Parrikar, an IIT graduate, has often travelled in economy class and has moved around with less police escort when he was the chief minister. Here are 11 unknown facts about Manohar Parrikar, who sadly breathed his last on March 17.

Manohar Parrikar had a signature look, half-sleeved shirt, paired with plain trousers and simple footwear. During his son’s Abhijat wedding, he welcomed guests in the same attire.

Manohar Parrikar had a signature look, half-sleeved shirt, paired with plain trousers and simple footwear. During his son’s Abhijat wedding, he welcomed guests in the same attire.

Manohar Parrikar was the first chief minister of BJP in Goa. His full name is Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar.

Manohar Parrikar was the first chief minister of BJP in Goa. His full name is Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar.

Manohar Parrikar never used government benefits. Even though he was a  chief minister, he used to live in his own house, which is quite a modest one. According to reports, he used the Innova car, instead of any fancy car.

Manohar Parrikar never used government benefits. Even though he was a chief minister, he used to live in his own house, which is quite a modest one. According to reports, he used the Innova car, instead of any fancy car.

He is famous for using a rickshaw and public transport like a regular person, especially outside Goa.

He is famous for using a rickshaw and public transport like a regular person, especially outside Goa.

Manohar Parrikar always travelled in economy class and paid for personal calls from his pocket. Yes, you heard it right. As we have mentioned above, Parrikar never entertained VVIP treatment meted out to netas.

Manohar Parrikar always travelled in economy class and paid for personal calls from his pocket. Yes, you heard it right. As we have mentioned above, Parrikar never entertained VVIP treatment meted out to netas.

Manohar Parrikar is the first IIT graduate, who became the chief minister of any Indian state. He was also the first IIT alumnus to serve as MLA of an Indian state.

Manohar Parrikar is the first IIT graduate, who became the chief minister of any Indian state. He was also the first IIT alumnus to serve as MLA of an Indian state.

The late BJP leader had an engineering degree from IIT Mumbai. But not many know that this metallurgical engineering graduate shared hostel space with technocrat Nandan Nilekani in 1978.

The late BJP leader had an engineering degree from IIT Mumbai. But not many know that this metallurgical engineering graduate shared hostel space with technocrat Nandan Nilekani in 1978.

Manohar Parrikar never tolerated corruption and was a taskmaster. He took on those indulging in illegal mining in Goa, handing out suspensions and cancelling licenses of rogue traders. Therefore, he was branded Goa’s Mr Clean.

Manohar Parrikar never tolerated corruption and was a taskmaster. He took on those indulging in illegal mining in Goa, handing out suspensions and cancelling licenses of rogue traders. Therefore, he was branded Goa’s Mr Clean.

His love for RSS helped him strike a saffron chord with PM Modi and Amit Shah. He was considered close to Narendra Modi.

His love for RSS helped him strike a saffron chord with PM Modi and Amit Shah. He was considered close to Narendra Modi.

Just like PM Modi, Manohar Parrikar was a workaholic. He used to work for 16-18 hours every day.

Just like PM Modi, Manohar Parrikar was a workaholic. He used to work for 16-18 hours every day.

Manohar Parrikar joined the RSS and was looking after the Powai hostel unit of the RSS. According to reports, RSS even considered him for the post of BJP president, before appointing Nitin Gadkari.

Manohar Parrikar joined the RSS and was looking after the Powai hostel unit of the RSS. According to reports, RSS even considered him for the post of BJP president, before appointing Nitin Gadkari.

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