The final rites of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be performed in Panaji today with full state honours. He passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness.
The mortal remains are now kept at Kala Academy, Panaji for the public to pay their last respects to Mr Parrikar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to Mr Parrikar at Kala Academy.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Governor Mridula Sinha, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Ayush Minister Shripad Naik,
Lok Sabha MP Narendra Sawaikar and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar also paid their respects to Mr. Parrikar.
The final rites will be held near Miramar beach this evening.People have gathered in large numbers to catch a glimpse of their beloved leader.