Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was one of the most dynamic right-wing leaders. He started his political journey after graduating as a metallurgical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. In 1944 Parrikar was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa as a member of the (Bhartiya Janata Party) BJP. He became Chief Minister of Goa in 2000 for the next five years. He was the first IIT graduate to become a Chief Minister of any Indian State. From an early age the chief minister showed interest in discipline and law and thus he decided to join the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and became a mukhya shikshak of the RSS in the final years of his schooling. He served as a Defence Minister of India in 16th Lok Sabha. Parrikar passed away at the age of 63 in Goa on March 17, 2019, after a prolonged illness. Parrikar, was suffering from a pancreatic ailment, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 31, 2019.
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