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Prabhu Manohar Parrikar

Prabhu Manohar Parrikar


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.

Personal Life

Full Name Prabhu Manohar Parrikar
Date of Birth 13 Dec 1955
Date of Death 17 Mar 2019 (Age 63)
Place of Birth Mapusa
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Engineer
Father's Name Gopalkrishna Parrikar
Mother's Name Radhabai Parrikar
Spouse's Name Medha Parrikar
Children 2 Son(s)


Permanent address H No.-157,Opposite Goa College of Pharmacy,18th JuneRoad,Panaji,Goa
Present address 10, Akbar Road, New Delhi
Contact number +91-832-2419841
Email manoharpaaricar@yahoo.co.in
Website www.goa.gov.in
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

He was conferred as 'The Best Chief Minister' in 2004 by India Today magazine. He was known as Mr. Clean in Goa. Under his leadership as Defence Minister, the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme was introduced. Parrikar’s term saw India carry out surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Myanmar.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    Parrikar passed away in Goa on 17 March 2019, after a prolonged illness. He was suffering from a pancreatic ailment, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the month of January.
  • 2017
    Parrikar again took oath as Chief Minister of Goa on March 14, 2017.
  • 2014
    Manohar Parrikar got the Minister of Defence portfolio. He replaced Arun Jaitley.
  • 2012
    The BJP under his leadership won the Goa Assembly Elections held in March 2012 against the Indian National Congress.
  • 2007
    The Indian National Congress led by Digambar Kamat defeated the Parrikar-led BJP in the Goa state elections.
  • 2005
    Manohar Parrikar's government was reduced to a minority in the Assembly as four BJP MLAs stepped down from the House on 29 January 2005.
  • 2002
    Manohar Parrikar was re-elected again on 5 June 2002 and he served another term as Chief Minister.
  • 2000
    He won Goa elections and became Chief Minister of the state for the first time in 2000. But he couldn't be in power for long as his tenure lasted only until 27 February 2002.
  • 1999
    He was leader of the opposition from June to November 1999.
  • 1994
    After serving a long period of his life to RSS, Manohar Parrikar started his political stint in the year 1994. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Early Life

  • 1981
    He became a sanghchalak (local director) in RSS. He was active in the RSS's North Goa unit. He was the key organiser of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement in 1992.
  • 1978
    Manohar Parrikar did his schooling from Loyola High School, Margao. He completed his secondary education in Marathi. In 1978, he completed his graduation in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • 1973
    He became a mukhya shikshak in RSS. That time he was in intermediate. Even after graduation from IIT, he continue his services to RSS.
  • Early 1970s
    Parrikar joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He served as RSS volunteer and participated in many activities.


During his first tenure as the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar introduced various schemes for the betterment of the state. He introduced the Dayanand Samajik Suraksha Yojana (DSSY) which provides financial assistance to senior citizens, widows and specially-abled persons by way of assured monthly pension. He also helped the students by means of interest-free loans. The Cyberage Scheme was also launched under his leadership. Under this scheme, computers are provided to students to bring up a tech-savvy student community. To increase the yield of milk in the state, he launched the Kamdhenu scheme. He also came up with the CM Rozgar Yojana (CMRY) to provide low-interest loans to individuals to start their own enterprise.
Net Worth2.97 CRORE
Liabilities43.83 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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