The Centre on Sunday announced national mourning on Monday in light of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s death.
ANI reported that Parrikar will have a state funeral and national flags in all capitals of states and union territories will fly at half mast on Monday.
A four-term chief minister and former defence minister, Parrikar had been battling a pancreatic ailment since February 2018.
The BJP stalwart’s health, which has been fluctuating for over a year, took a turn for the worse in the past two days.
Sources said Parrikar was put on life support system late Saturday night.
“The chief minister died around 6.40 pm Sunday,” a senior state government official told PTI.
Parrikar is survived by his two sons and their families.
(With PTI inputs)