Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to a private clinic in the beach village of Candolim in North Goa after being observed in high fever on Thursday. The chief minister was under treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.
Mr Parrikar had recently returned from the US. It was the third time in six months when he visited the US for the treatment of disease.
Michael Lobo, Deputy Speaker of Goa legislative assembly shared that Mr Parrikar had been admitted to the clinic but resisted to provide any detail about the health of Goa Chief Minister.
Mr Lobo said, “He has been admitted to the clinic for treatment.”
The Goa Chief Minister did not attend the traditional Ganesh Chaturthi puja at his ancestral home in the village of Parra in North Goa because of his health condition. It was the first time he missed a ritual he has been observing for decades.
Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar who has been serving the Goa as Chief Minister from 14 March 2017, was born on 13 December 1955 in Mapusa, Goa.
He had even served the state with the same designation from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.
Parrikar has been active politician and BJP leader who proposed the name of Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate before the 2013 BJP parliamentary elections convention in Goa. Mr Parrikar served as Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in BJP govt.
Mr Parrikar joined RSS Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh at very young age. After graduating from IIT he continued RSS work and started a private business; at age of 26 he became a sanghchalak (local director).
Mr Parrikar was an active participant of RSS in North Goa unit and was observed as a key organiser of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. Parrikar was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Goa in 1994 under the banner of BJP.