The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) will hold a condolence meet on Monday evening to pay tributes to their alumnus, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died yesterday after a long illness. The meeting will be held at 5 pm at the institute’s P C Saxena auditorium here, an IIT-B spokesperson said.
The institute in its condolence message said Parrikar’s demise came as a shock to them. “He was the institute’s distinguished alumnus and keenly involved with many initiatives at IIT Bombay. He was also deeply involved with the launch of IIT Goa,” it said.
Parrikar had graduated in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978. On the Alumni Day in 2014, IIT-B felicitated him in recognition of his contribution to the development of the country.