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Manohar Parrikar Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 18, 2019

Short Biography

Manohar Parrikar was born on 13-12-1955 in Mapusa in the state of Goa, India. He was an Indian Politician & Chief Minister.

Other Name: Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar
Other Professions: Chief Minister

Manohar Parrikar Complete Bio & Career

Manohar Parrikar was the perfect example of the phrase ‘Simple Living and High Thinking’. He completed his school education from Loyola High School in Margao and then completed his graduation from the prestigious IIT Bombay. He obtained his degree in metallurgical engineering in 1978. Nandan Nilekani was also from the same batch as Manohar Parrikar in IIT. 
He joined RSS at a very young age and was actively working for them after which he joined the National political party BJP and got elected to the Second Legislative Assembly of Goa in 1994. After serving as the leader of the opposition, he became the Chief Minister of Goa for the first time in his political career in 2000. He remained Chief Minister till 2005. In 2012, BJP won the state elections and he was declared the Chief Minister. In 2014, general elections, when his party won the elections in India, he was personally asked by Narendra Modi to come to center but he remained reluctant to leave his home state of Goa but later joined his cabinet as a defence minister. 
After he took ever, he was credited for fast and transparent decision making and efficient working of the ministry which otherwise was thought of as a sluggish ministry. He was the one who opened up the previous scam like AugustaWestland Chopper scam. It was during his tenure as defence minister when the famous surgical strike took place. 
Recently, in 2017 state elections in Goa, BJP couldn’t form majority and therefore to form the majority the other parties and independent MLA’s made it clear that if Manohar Parrikar will be appointed as CM, only then they will lend their support so he resigned from his post and took oath as CM of GOA on 14th March 2017. He, however, was hospitalized in 2018 and after a struggle of almost a year with his health, finally bid adieu to the world.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 17-03-2019 in Panaji in the state of Goa, India at his residence. He suffered from pancreatic cancer and died at the age of 63.

DEATHDAY 17 March,2019 (Friday)

Manohar Parrikar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Gopalkrishna Parrikar and Radhabai Parrikar. He had a brother named Avdhut Parrikar. He was married to Medha Parrikar until her death in 2001. Together they had two sons named Utpal Parrikar and Abhijat Parrikar.

Life's Important Dates Of Manohar Parrikar

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Panaji
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address R/o. House no.157, Opp. Pharmacy College, 18th June Road, Panaji, Goa-40300
School Loyola High School, Goa
New Goa High School, Goa
College IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Reading and Traveling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 3 Crores
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Toyota Innova


Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Food Fish

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Manohar Parrikar

  • He never took government benefits. Even after he sworn in as CM of Goa, he still used to live in his own house.
  • Outside Goa, he was often been spotted taking public transport for travel.
  • He and Technocrat Nandan Nilekani were from the same batch of IIT.
  • He even used to pay bills for his personal mobile from his own pocket.
  • He was the first IIT alumnus to serve as MLA and CM of an Indian state.

Manohar Parrikar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Manohar Parrikar was 63 years 3 months & 4 days old age.