Manohar Parrikar was currently the Chief Minister of Goa from 14 March 2017 till his death. Earlier he was the Chief Minister of Goa from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014 therefore he was an important leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.
Parrikar proposed the name of Narendra Modi for the prime ministerial candidate for Lok Sabha Election 2014. He was also Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017 under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a former member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.
He was born on December 13, 1955 in Goa. He completed his graduation in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) in 1978.
He died from pancreatic cancer on March 17, 2019.