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At IFFI this year, short film pays tribute to late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar passed away in March this year due to a pancreatic cancer.

Nov 12, 2019, 03.56 PM IST
The 7-minute​ short film will be screened at IFFI's ​inaugural ceremony on November 20. ​
The 7-minute short film will be screened at IFFI's inaugural ceremony on November 20.
PANAJI: A seven-minute film on former defence minister and Goa chief minister late Manohar Parrikar will be screened at the inaugural ceremony of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019, a senior official said on Monday.

Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) chairman Subhash Phal Dessai said the short film depicting contribution of Parrikar would be screened at the inaugural ceremony of the IFFI on November 20.

"Manohar Parrikar was instrumental in getting the IFFI in Goa in 2004. Also, it was during his tenure as defence minister in 2014 that Goa got the status of permanent festival venue," he said.

Parrikar died on March 17 this year due to a pancreatic ailment.

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