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Manohar Parrikar:

The death of Manohar Parrikar, the BJP leader who served as Chief Minister of Goa, left a great void in the political scene both at the Centre and in Goa. Parrikar passed away on 17th March, 2019 of pancreatic cancer at his residence in Panaji. Parrikar was the first IITian to become a CM when he took on the reins of the Goa state in October 2000. The four-time Goa CM had served as the Defence Minister under the Modi government from 2014 to 2017. He was also a former member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. A widower who lost his wife, Medha to cancer in 2001, Parrikar continued to work till the end, despite undergoing intensive treatment for cancer. Image credit: By, CC BY 4.0,

YIR 2019: Famous Indian personalities we said goodbye to in 2019

The year 2019 saw us bid goodbye to the many personalities who made significant contributions to our society and touched our lives in some way or the other. These great people may not be with us anymore, but continue to inspire us through their body of work.

Let us remember the legends we lost this year: