The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) will hold condolence meet on Monday night to pay tributes to their alumnus, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died after a long battle against cancer.
The gathering will be held at 5 pm at the institute’s P C Saxena auditorium room here, an IIT-B representative said.
Parrikar, 63, who had also been the defence minister, passed away on Sunday evening at his private residence in Goa after fighting a pancreatic ailment since over a year.
In 2017, he addressed the 55th convocation of the Mumbai-based organization where he advised the alumni to take up occupations in social and development sectors.
A graduate of the popular institute, he additionally requested that students to join politics and the Army said a previous IIT-B student who was available at the convocation function.
“For what reason can’t IIT graduates, who have had the best engineering education in the nation, take up academics and run a portion of these colleges, and change their quality?” Parrikar had then said.
He was the organization’s recognized alumnus and keenly involved with numerous activities at IIT Bombay. He was additionally deeply involved with the launch of IIT Goa.