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Manohar Parrikar fought cancer till the end

Manohar Parrikar was already suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer when he tweeted a message on World Cancer Day on February 4.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2019 18:30 IST
HT Corespondent
HT Corespondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Chief Minister of Goa and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died after a long illness in Panaji on Sunday.
Chief Minister of Goa and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died after a long illness in Panaji on Sunday. (ANI)
         

Just over a month ago on World Cancer Day, Manohar Parrikar gave a hint of his determination to fight his life-threatening illness to the end when he said that the human mind can overcome any disease.

Parrikar was then admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

“Human mind can overcome any disease #WorldCancerDay,” Parrikar had tweeted on February 4.

 

Forty-one days after that tweet, the chief minister who was diagnosed with a pancreatic cancer in February last year, died Sunday evening in Panaji. Parrikar ‘s wife Medha had also died of cancer in 2001.

Over the past year, Parrikar had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York and New Delhi but insisted on working as long as he could.

On January 27, he showed up at the inauguration of a signature bridge by Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari in the capital city of Panaji . Three days later on January 30, he presented the state budget in the legislative assembly with a tube in his nose.

Politicians across parties have praised Parrikar for working for Goa till the end.