PM Narendra Modi gave a heartfelt tribute to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar following his demise on Sunday.
CM Parrikar was 63 years old and was battling a serious pancreatic ailment.
PM Modi, in a series of tweets, condoled Parrikar's death and wrote a tribute in admiration of the former Defence Minister highlighting his work and persona in the public life.
Parrikar was suffering from a serious pancreatic ailment. He was at his private residence at Dona Paula in Goa during his last hours.
The condolence meeting will be held in the Union Cabinet at 11 am on Monday for the Goa Chief Minister.
Earlier on Sunday, President of India Ram Nath Kovind announced the Goa CM's demise on Twitter saying:
"Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity. An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, his service to the people of Goa and of India will not be forgotten."