Manohar Parrikar (December 13, 1955 – March 14, 2019) was an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Goa three times. Apart from this, he was also the Defense Minister of India. He was also a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. He did IIT in 1949. Passed graduate examination from Mumbai. He is the first person to become the Chief Minister of any state of India, Graduated from He got an IIT in 2001. The title of Distinguished Alumnus was also conferred by Mumbai.
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Manohar Parrikar was born in Mapusa, Goa. He was educated at Loyola High School, Margo. He completed his secondary education in Marathi and received a BTech degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in 1978. He was the first alumnus of the IIT, serving as an MLA of an Indian state. He was awarded the prestigious Alumni Award at IIT in 2001.
He is the first leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party to become the Chief Minister of Goa. In 1979, he was selected for the second administrator of Goa. He was the leader of the opposing party from June 19 to November 19. He became the Chief Minister of Goa on 24 October 2000, but his government could run only till 24 February 2002. He again became a member of the assembly in June 2002 and was again elected to the post of Chief Minister of Goa on June 5, 2002.
On March 13, 2014, BJP leader Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa, Governor Mridula Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at a function held at Raj Bhavan. Parrikar, with the support of small parties and independent MLAs in Goa Government formed and sworn in as Chief Minister for the fourth time.
On January 29, 2005, 4 B.J.P. Due to the resignation of the leaders, his government was reduced to a minority. Mr. Parrikar claimed that he would prove his majority and this happened in February 2005. But later he had to lose his post due to some reason. After continuous disputes, President’s rule was imposed in Goa in March 2005, but in June 2005, the opposition leader Pratap Singh Rane was made the Chief Minister of Goa.
On the evening of 17 March 2019, in the information released from the Chief Minister’s Office earlier, his health was said to be very bad but shortly after the President’s office expressed condolences on his death, his death was confirmed.