Manohar Parrikar is the defense minister of India. He was born on 13th December 1955 in Mapusa, Goa. He is from the Bhartiya Janta Party. He is an extremely modest man. Manohar loves working and is a workaholic. He finished his schooling in Goa and completed his higher education in Marathi. Later he went to IIT (Bombay), where he pursued Metallurgical Engineering. He was also the first Chief Minister who was an IIT graduated. He was married to Medha Parrikar and his wife died in 2001, due to cancer. They had two sons one of them is an electrical engineer and the other one is local businessman. Manohar in his political career came across many controversies. One of them was the education policy in the year 2001, where his government turned about 51 government schools in rural areas and it invited criticisms from few educationists. He later got into the European garbage tour junket, which happened in the year 2013. In 2014, when he attended the FIFA World Cup, he was criticized for approving the junkets, which cost around 89 Lakhs.
Manohar Parrikar joined RSS when he was very young and became the chief instructor in the final years of his schooling. He later became the local director at the age of 26. He was a very active member of the RSS and later became a prominent member in the BJP. Due to his RSS background, Parrikar was always looked upon and was well respected. He was later elected as the legislative from Goa in the year 1994. He became the Chief Minister of Goa, but Indian National Congress defeated his party. Parrikar then left Goa and he was invited by the Prime Minister Mr. Modi to join the central government. In the year 2014 Manohar Parrikar replaced Arun Jaitley as the Minister of Defense. He also won the ‘Indian of the Year’ award by the CNN-IBN in the year 2012, in the political category.
- Name: Manohar Gopal krishna Prabhu Parrikar
- Nickname: Manohar Parrikar
- Date of Birth: 13th December 1955
- Age: 66 Years
- Place of Birth: Mapusa, Goa, India
- Schools: Loyola High School, Margao, Goa.
- College: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
- Father: Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Brother: Not Known
- Sister: Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Medha Parrikar
- Religion: Hindu
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Profession: Defense Minister of India
- Languages Known: Hindi and English