Watch: Manohar Parrikar, an illustrious journey

Born

December 13, 1955, in Mapusa, Goa

Died

March 17, 2019, in Panaji, Goa

Affiliation

RSS mukhya shikshak, sanghchalak and swayamsevak

Key organiser of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

Posts

CM of Goa:

2000-2005

2012-2014

2017-2019

Defence minister of India: 2014-2017

Ailment

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on October 27, 2018

School

Loyola High School, Margao

Completed secondary education in Marathi

Higher education

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1978

First IIT alumnus to serve as MLA of an Indian state (Goa)

Remembered for

• Displayed indomitable spirit in his fight against cancer; worked as long as the body permitted

• Transparent, efficient and fast decision making in a hitherto sluggish defence ministry

• Initiated investigation into AugustaWestland VVIP chopper scam

Quotes

After Aamir Khan alleged his wife is scared of living in India: “If anyone speaks like this, the person has to be taught a lesson of his life”

“Going to Pakistan is the same thing as going to hell”

Awards

1. 2018: Dr S P Mukherjee Award at 2018 Swarajya Awards on October 26, 2018

2. 2018: Honorary Doctorate by National Institute of Technology Goa on September 28, 2018

3. 2012: CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in the politics category

4. 2001: Distinguished Alumnus Award IIT-Bombay

Family

• Wife Medha died in 2001

• Two sons: Utpal, an electrical engineer, and Abhijat, a businessman

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