New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday.
After arriving in the coastal state, Modi reached the Kala Academy in Panaji where he paid his last respect to the 63-year-old senior leader. He met Parrikar’s family members and offered his condolences to them.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman also met Parrikar’s family members.
Earlier in New Delhi, a Union Cabinet meeting was convened to condole the demise of Parrikar, following which Modi left for Goa.
BJP president Amit Shah will also be in the coastal state to take part in the funeral procession of the late leader, the party said.
The chief minister’s body has been kept at the Kala Academy to allow the public pay their tributes.
Earlier in the morning, his mortal remains were kept the BJP office in Panaji, located around three km from the Kala Bhawan, for the party leaders and workers to pay their last respects.