Panaji । The mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be cremated at Miramar beach in the Evening today.
Top BJP leaders from across the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are expected to be present during the last rites ceremony, party sources said.
The mortal remains of Manohar Parrikar were kept at the Bharatiya Janata Party state headquarters and later at Kala Academy for public to pay their final respects, before being taken to the Miramar beach for cremation at 5 PM.
The Union Home Ministry has announced national mourning for one day whereas in Goa 7 days mourning is announced by state government.
Four times Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be given state funeral.
The former Defence Minister, one of the tallest state BJP leaders in Goa, was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then