After some losses, his party again won the Goa elections in 2014. Several Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh and Madhur Bhandakar, Sunday expressed grief over demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. "ManoharParrikar lost his battle to cancer but in his last days set a fine example of working against all odds. So very Saddened to hear about the sudden demise if Shri. Arvind Kejriwal is the second person to be so. Manohar Parrikar passed away on 17 March 2019 at the age of 63 years, due to advanced pancreatic cancer at his residence in Panaji. "Manohar Parikar CM Goa, passes away .. a gentleman to the core, simple in demeanour and well respected .. spent few short moments with him .. very dignified .. fought his illness bravely .. prayers and condolences," Bachchan said. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter to express his grief. The Indian National Congresstermed the trip "wasteful expenditure" and criticized th… Rest in peace sir," he tweeted. And he did so. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer since February 2018. Rest in Peace sir.". When he was made the Defence Minister, he jokingly told a journalist whether he will be allowed to wear Kolhapuris. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten,” President Kovind tweeted. The first was against Naga rebels in Myanmar and the second, more famous one, was the strike to avenge Uri attack. Sanjay Dutt tweeted, "Sad to hear about the loss of one of our finest leaders, #ManoharParrikar ji. May he rest in peace. It's a great loss for the nation,", 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, Extremely sad at hearing about the demise of Sh. May he rest in peace. Manohar Parrikar believes in simplicity and has been seen riding a bicycle to the Goa Vidhan Sabha. He worked under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017. . Condolences to the family & loved ones.". Parrikar became a Sanghachalak (local RSS unit head) at age 26. Here are some lesser-known facts about Manohar Parrikar: His father was Gopalkrishna Parrikar and mother was Radhabai Parrikar. He was 63. Utpal is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Michigan State University and Abhijat is a local businessman. "Saddened to know about the demise of #ManoharParrikar ji. Heartfelt condolences to his family. "Man of few words, simple, epitome of integrity & efficiency, 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.. My prayers are with the grieving family & friends. MANOHAR Parrikar Ji. Om Shanti". Sad to hear about the loss of one of our finest leaders, #ManoharParrikar ji. Had the honour of meeting him when he was the #defenceminister of #india..at the launch of a movie about the #indianarmy under the #BritishRaj he leaned over & said “uniforms too nice for #indian soldiers at the time”he said.”we will age it suitably sir” I said. As Defence Minister, Parrikar took major decisions for the security of the country such as Rafale deal. He was one of the most real, dignified, intelligent, warm, down-to-earth & honest person I had met. Parrikar, 63, died at his private residence in Goa.