With more than 10,000 shares on Facebook, India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, is the ‘man of the day’ on the internet today. A Facebook post accompanied by pictures of Parrikar standing in a queue among the public at a wedding in Pune is rapidly going viral, reports Indian Express
Kiran Chitnis, who has uploaded the pictures, wrote that his mother bumped into the Defence Minister when she was attending the marriage of her childhood friend’s son. He added that the Defence Minister attended the function as a simple guest and kept his security personnel outside the venue.
In a country where VIP culture remains deep-rooted along with abuse of power, Parrikar, an IIT graduate, often travelled economy class and moved around without extensive police escort as the Chief Minister of Goa. He is quite well-known for his humility and simple lifestyle.