Just a day ago, the state of Goa woke up to the shocking news of the demise of their Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar. The politician was suffering from pancreatic cancer and succumbed to the illness. Expressing their grief over the demise, the President Of India, Ram Nath Kovind shared a condolence tweet on the official handle saying, “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.”
Followed by the news, many Bollywood celebs, some of them who have even met and interacted with Manohar Parrikar, took to Twitter to share their condolence messages. Amongst them were superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Kamal Haasan amongst others.
T 3122 - Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa, passes away .. a gentle , soft spoken simple minded person .. respected .. fought his illness with dignity and great spirit .. had on a few occasions spent some time with him .. a soft smile always adorned his face .. sad with the news .. ???????? pic.twitter.com/vFTCeMMDxf
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 17, 2019
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????????
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 17, 2019
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
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) March 17, 2019
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.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) March 17, 2019
Saddened by the news of Manohar Parrikar ji’s demise. May his soul rest in peace ????
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) March 18, 2019
Sad to hear about the loss of one of our finest leaders, #ManoharParrikar ji. May he rest in peace. My prayers are with the grieving family & friends.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) March 17, 2019
Condolences and strength to the family of Manohar Parrikar ji ! Deeply saddened to hear about his demise ! May his soul rest in peace ????????
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) March 17, 2019
Man of few words,simple,epitome of integrity&efficiency,a straight shooter,defence minister,3 time chief minister of Goa,away from the trappings of a person in power,IITian,well mannered,a true servant of the nation, an example to follow for one and all.. Salute #ManoharParrikar pic.twitter.com/geIG1dA0vz
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 17, 2019
A true patriot passes away, RIP #ManoharParrikar ji. A great leader who we will always admire, remember and seek inspiration from. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 17, 2019
#ManoharParrikar always came accross as one of the more level headed and decent politicians in the country. Rest in Peace sir.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 17, 2019
Saddened to know about the demise of #ManoharParrikar ji. He will always be remembered for his simplicity and as a common man with strong determination. It's a great loss for the nation.#OmShanti ???? pic.twitter.com/pZMgFwIGSq
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) March 17, 2019
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) March 17, 2019
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri #ManoharParrikar ji ... one of the tallest leaders of India. Condolences to the family & loved ones.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) March 17, 2019
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) March 17, 2019
Condolences to the family of @manoharparrikar ji. One of the most humble ministers that I had the good fortune of knowing. A great leader and an even greater human being. May his soul rest in peace. Om shanti???? #ManoharParrikar
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) March 17, 2019
RIP Shri #ManoharParrikar Condolences and strength to the family in this tragic time of grief.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) March 17, 2019
#ManoharParrikar lost his battle to cancer but in his last days set a fine example of working against all odds. He will be a tough act to follow. Rest in peace sir.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) March 17, 2019
Words will never be able to condole the death of a true nationalist, rare leader & extraordinary administrator, CM, Goa & former Defence Minister, Shri. Manohar Parrikar #manoharparrikar. He was a kind, charismatic personality, with an approachable nature which helped empower
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) March 18, 2019
Terribly saddened by the sudden demise of Goa CM #ManoharParrikar ji, we have lost a humble, trusted and hardworking leader of India. May his soul rest in peace.
— Isha Koppikar (@ishakonnects) March 18, 2019
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 person I had met. He had a great quality of inspiring people so effortlessly. Will miss him. Om Shanti.???? pic.twitter.com/4i4noSWSDZ
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) March 17, 2019
RIP Manohar Parrikar sir. Had the pleasure of meeting him years back at Goa IFFI when #Musafir was showcased there. Had great charm and personality ????
— Milap (@zmilap) March 17, 2019
Saddened to hear of the death of @manoharparrikar ji after his prolonged illness. Condolences to his family and friends. ????????
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) March 17, 2019