Manohar Parrikar was a simple man and he had friends from all generations. One of them was a watchman, with whom he used to share food. Watchman Budharam Barai cried his eyes out and said that he used to eat with the Goa CM. "Aaj Wo Mere Saath nahi Hain. Main Unko Dil Se Chahta Tha," he said.The students of IIT Bombay still get inspiration from their alumnus.