Manohar Parrikar is the chief minister of Goa. He was sworn in as the chief minister of Goa. He was serving as the Defense minister. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. Manohar Parrikar was born in Mapusa, Goa. He studied at Loyola High School, Margao. He completed his secondary education in Marathi and went on to graduate in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT Mumbai) in 1978. He is the first IIT graduate to serve as Chief Minister of an Indian state. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001 by IIT Mumbai.
Manohar Parrikar Career As a Politician
Parrikar joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at a young age and became a mukhya shikshak (chief instructor) in the final years of his schooling. After graduating from IIT, he resumed RSS work in Mapusa while maintaining a private business, and became a sanghchalak (local director) at the age of 26.
He was active in the RSS’s North Goa unit, becoming a key organiser of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. He was seconded by RSS to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with the objective of fighting the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. Parrikar has often expressed considerable pride of his RSS background, saying that he learnt “discipline, progressiveness, gender equality, equality of all before the law, nationalism and social responsibility from the RSS”. He is sometimes described as having been a pracharak of the RSS.
His government became a minority one on January 29, 2005. But Manohar Parrikar maneuvered election machinery well and made a comeback in March 2012 Assembly elections with BJP and allies winning 24 constituencies. He was the Chief Minister of Goa until November 8, 2014, the date of his resigning from the position to assume another important position at the center.
|Incumbent||Chief Minister of Goa|
|Date of Birth||Dec 13, 1955|
|Birth Place||Mapusa, North Goa|
|Mother||Smt. Radhabai Parrikar|
|Residence||Address: House No. 12/182 Khorlim-Mapusa, Goa – 403507|
|Marriage||He is married to Medha Parrikar.|
|Schooling||He studied at Loyola High School.|
|Education||He completed his secondary education in Marathi and went on to graduate in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978.|
|Occupation||An Active Politician And the Chief Minister of Goa.|
|Start of politics||He was first elected to the Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa in 1994.|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Preceded by||Digambar Kamat|