Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took his last breath this Sunday at the age of 63 after losing the battle to pancreatic cancer. As the news erupted on media channels and social media the entire nation started expressing their condolences for the Goa Chief Minister.
The entire cricket fraternity also broke into tears and started paying tribute on Twitter. Here is what cricketers has to say:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 17, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 17, 2019
Heartfelt Condolences and thoughts with the family of Manohar Parrikar ji ! pic.twitter.com/fGQS0IyCiz
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 17, 2019
Extremely saddened to know about the passing away of our ex defence minister and Goa Chief minister Shri Manohar Parrikar ji. May his soul RIP. pic.twitter.com/mYTZAEfkmn
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) March 17, 2019
We have lost a true statesman, one of the most hard-working and honest politician. A real people’s person. May Parrikar sir's soul rest in peace. #ManoharParrikar
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) March 17, 2019
When Manohar Parrikar called all cricketers with “Kar” surname Actually Belong to Goa
Once Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was speaking at the Dilip Sardesai Sports Excellence and called all the Indian cricketers with “kar” surname actually belong to Goa lineage. He took the jibe by calling of ancestors of players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Dileep Vengsarkar are the natives of Goa, but Portuguese drove them out and the diaspora settled in Maharashtra and other states nearby.
He always encouraged the state sports authorities to extract and nurture young talent, hope his dreams will be given wings by the future government to come. Rest in Peace Manohar Parrikar, a true gentleman, and an inspirational figure to look up to for the generations to come.