Mr. Manohar Parrikar did his B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978 and then went into business. Mr. Parrikar is an entrepreneur who has two factories at Goa, producing hydraulic equipments.His career took a turn when he went into politics in 1988. Mr. Parrikar is a National Executive Member of Bharatiya Janata Party and was General Secretary and Spokesman of Bharatiya Janata Party, Goa Pradesh from 1994-2000. He was Member Legislative Assembly of Goa 1994-1999 from Panaji Constituency; Leader of the Opposition of Goa Legislative Assembly from June '99 to November '99.In October 2000 he became the Chief Minister of Goa.