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  • 11:26 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: All official programmes of BJP including the Central Election Committee (CEC) scheduled for tomorrow, have been cancelled, following the demise of Former Defence Minister and Goa CM Manohar Parrikar.

  • 11:10 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: As a mark of respect for the departed soul of Manohar Parrikar, CM of Goa, all the state government offices, local autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings, all educational institutions including aided institutions shall remain closed on March 18.

  • 10:57 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: As a mark of respect for late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, 7 days State Mourning will be observed throughout Goa from March 18- March 24, both days inclusive. During the period, National Flag will fly at Half-mast on all the buildings across Goa and there’ll be no official entertainment.

  • 9:43 PM IST
    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE:

    Program plan of Manohar Parrikar’s final journey -March 18, 2019.
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: Shri. Manohar Parrikar’s mortal remains to be kept at the BJP head office, Panjim.
    10:30 AM: Manohar Parrikar’s mortal remains to be taken to Kala Academy, Panjim.
    11:00 AM to 04:00 PM: Public to pay their final respects to Manohar Parrikar.
    04:00 PM: Funeral procession of Manohar Parrikar to Miramar.
    04:30 PM: Vidhi at Miramar.
    05:00 PM: Antim Kriya of Manohar Parrikar.
  • 9:40 PM IST
    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: IIT Bombay releases statement: Goa Chief Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar’s demise comes as a shock to all of us at IIT Bombay. He was the Institute’s Distinguished Alumnus & keenly involved with many initiatives at IIT Bombay. He was also deeply involved with the launch of IIT Goa. He was the Chief Guest for the 55th Convocation of IIT Bombay held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10.00 am at the Institute’s Convocation Hall. The Institute condoles his demise.
  • 9:34 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: Deepest condolences over the untimely death of former Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar. May his soul rest in peace. May God give strength and support to the bereaved family at this saddest hour: Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu

  • 9:28 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: Centre has announced national mourning on March 18, following the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. The state funeral will be accorded to him. National Flag will fly at half-mast in the national capital and capitals of States and UTs.

  • 9:15 PM IST

  • 9:15 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar Health Updates LIVE: India will be eternally grateful to Manohar Parrikar for his tenure as our Defence Minister. When he was RM, India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen: PM Modi.

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday evening. President Ram Nath Kovind was the first to break the sad news of the Goa CM passing away. Also Read - BJP, TMC Lock Horns Over Jai Shri Ram Chants as Mamata Refuses to Address Netaji Event in Kolkata | Key Points

Earlier in the evening, Goa Chief Minister’s office had tweeted that Manohar Parrikar’s health condition was extremely critical and doctors were trying their best. The Goa CM was suffering from pancreatic cancer and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 31. Also Read - MP Police Detains Digvijaya Singh, Uses Water Canons to Disperse Congress Workers Protesting Against Farm Laws | Watch

He had undergone a check-up on March 3 at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and later was released under stable conditions. Last month too, Parrikar had undergone an operation at the GMCH. Earlier today, reports of Parrikar’s deteriorating health had surfaced. Also Read - Rift in BJP Ahead of Bengal Elections 2021, Workers Clash at Party Offices, Torch Vehicles

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had convened an urgent meeting at its Panaji office in the morning, to decide on the future course of its government in the state. All the BJP leaders and members are expected to attend the meeting.

BJP MLA and deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly Michael Lobo on Sunday had said, “An emergency meeting was held as Parrikarji got really ill last night. Doctors are seeing him and not saying that he’ll recover. By-polls are also near in three constituencies and the meeting was also to finalise the candidature. However, there would be no leadership change in the state. We’re praying that he gets well, but there are no chances, he is very ill. But if anything happens to him, a new CM will be appointed from the BJP.”

Sources, requesting anonymity had told IANS that Parrikar’s blood pressure had dropped considerably on Saturday morning itself.