An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar by Sadguru Patil And Mayabhushan Nagvenkar is all set to hit the shelves later this month.
Former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar led a life worth noting for its inspirational arc. The politician was one of the most powerful figures, and his journey to reach where he had equally humane. In the upcoming book, An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar, by Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Parrikar’s ascent to power and life has been documented in vivid details. Published by Penguin Random House India.
You can read more about the book here:
Over the last two decades, the exploits of one man, an IIT-Bombay alumnus, changed the way mainstream India looked at Goa and the political goings-on in the country’s smallest state. An Extraordinary Life traces the life and times of Manohar Parrikar through the informed voices of his relatives, friends, foes, bureaucrats, and IIT contemporaries. The daily battles of a gifted individual are brought to the fore as he encounters love and vices. But more importantly, it showcases his rise in politics from the son of a grocery store owner in a nondescript town, a sanghachalak in Mapusa town, an Opposition MLA and leader, to a chief minister (on multiple occasions) and, finally, to a defense minister.
About the Author
Sadguru Patil has been working for various Marathi newspapers since 1995. He has worked as a chief reporter with Dainik Gomantak and is now the bureau chief with the Goa edition of Lokmat. He has covered politics extensively and all major political developments in Goa in that period.
Known for his irreverence and occasional spells of unemployment, Mayabhushan Nagvenkar has been a journalist for nearly twenty-two years in Mumbai, Delhi, and Goa. Currently, he is the state correspondent for the Indo-Asian News Service based in Goa, largely covering politics and reviewing books