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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar No More: Details of his final journey and funeral

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 March 2019, 12:00 AM
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar dies.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar dies.

The last rites of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar will be performed at Miramar in Panaji on Monday evening, a BJP spokesperson said. Parrikar, 63, died at his private residence at Dona Paula near the state capital on Sunday evening after a long illness. A four-term chief minister and former defence minister, Parrikar had been battling a pancreatic ailment since February last year. The BJP stalwart's health, which had been fluctuating for over a year, took a turn for the worse in the past two days.

Parrikar's mortal remains will be kept at the BJP head office from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Monday, before shifting them to the Kala Academy, the spokesperson said.

People will be allowed to pay their last respects to the chief minister at the academy between 11 am and 4 pm, he said.

Parrikar's final journey will begin after 4 pm when his remains will be taken to Miramar area in a procession, the spokesperson said, adding that the final rites will be performed at 5 pm.

The central government has announced national mourning on Monday, officials said.

The national flag will fly at half-mast in Delhi, the Union territories and state capitals.

Programme plan of Manohar Parrikar’s final journey – March 18,

  • 9:30 am to 10:30 am: 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 am to 4 am: Public to pay their final respects to Manohar Parrikar.
  • 4 pm: Funeral procession of Manohar Parrikar to Miramar.
  • 4 pm: Vidhi at Miramar.
  • 5 pm: Antim Kriya of Manohar Parrikar.
  • First Published: Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:22 PM
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