Governor, leaders condole Parikkar's death

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and leaders of various political parties on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. In his message, Purohit said ''the sad demise of Shri Manohar Parrikarji fills me with shock and grief.'' A gentleman to the core, an able administrator and an intellectual in his own right, Parrikar combined in himself the qualities of simplicity, sagacity and magnanimity, he said, according to a Raj Bhavan communique.

''Endowed with impeccable integrity, administrative ability and a charismatic personality he acquitted himself creditably both as the Chief Minister of Goa and as India’s Defence Minister'', theGovernor said. Observing that his demise was a great loss to the Nation, Purohit also conveyed his deep condolences and pray to the Almighty God to rest his soul in peace.

DMK President M K Stalin also condoled the death of Mr Parikkar. In a tweet, he said ''extremely saddened to hear about the demise of Chief Minister of Goa, Thiru Manohar Parrikar.''''On behalf of DMK, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and fellow party persons'', he added.