The final rites were performed and mortal remains of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were consigned to flames at Miramar near here with full military and state honours on Monday evening.
Former Defence Minister was given a 21-gun salute at the last rites.
Mr. Parrikar’s elder son Utpal lit the pyre amidst thousands of people who had gathered to catch a final glimpse and bid a final adieu to the departed leader affectionately referred to as “Bhai” across Goa.
The funeral procession of Mr. Parrikar began from Kala academy in the city on Monday evening with thousands joining the cortege to bid him a fond farewell.
The mortal remains of the 63-year-old BJP leader and four-time Chief Minister were kept in a flower-decked Army hearse which left the Kala Academy at Panaji for the Miramar beach.
Earlier in the day, when the body wrapped in the tricolour was brought to the city BJP headquarters, hundreds of party workers, leaders and supporters of Mr Parrikar became emotional.
His body was brought from his private residence in Dona Paula to Panaji in the morning from where it was later kept in state at Kala Academy, where hundreds of mourners paid their tributes.