Timeline: Chief Minister of Goa
Pramod Sawant(19 March 2019 to Present)
Is the 13th and current Chief Minister of Goa. Sawant represents the Sanquelim constituency in the Goa Legislative Assembly and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is an Ayurveda Medical practitioner by profession. He was serving as the speaker of the Goa assembly before being sworn in as Chief Minister, after the death of the sitting chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
Laxmikant Yashwant Parsekar(8 November 2014 to 14 March 2017)
Held the office of the Chief Minister of Goa from 2014 to 2017. He was the member of the Goa Legislative Assembly from Mandrem constituency, and he belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Goa on 8 November 2014, replacing Manohar Parrikar. During the Goa Assembly Election in 2017, he lost from his seat of Mandrem. He resigned on 11 March 2017.He served as Goa's Minister of Health before becoming Chief Minister and has a strong connection to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Digambar Kamat(8 June 2007 to 09 March 2012)
Was the Chief Minister of Goa from June 2007 to March 2012. Manohar Parikar succeeded him after his term as the Chief Minister of Goa. Since 2006, he has been the president of Swimming Federation of India.Currently, he serves as the Leader of Opposition in Goa Legislative Assembly.
Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar(24 October 2000 to 2 February 2005, 9 March 2012 to 8 November 2014, 9 March 2014 to 8 November 2014, 14 March 2017 to 17 March 2019)
Was leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party who served as Chief Minister of Goa from 14 March 2017 until his death. Previously, he was Chief Minister of Goa from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2019. He also served as the Minister of Defence from October 2014 to March 2017. In January 2020, he was posthumously awarded Padma Bhushan. Parrikar proposed the name of Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate before 2013 BJP parliamentary elections convention in Goa. He served in the National Democratic Alliance government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Defence Minister of India from 2014 to 2017. He was a former member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. He was the first IIT alumnus to serve as MLA of an Indian state, the first IITian to become the Chief Minister of a state in India, the first Goan to become a cabinet-rank minister at the Centre, and also the first Chief Minister of a state to continue in office for over a year despite being diagnosed with terminal-stage cancer.
Francisco Sardinha(24 November 1999 to 24 October 2000)
Serving as the Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, representing South Goa constituency. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Minister of Goa. He is a former speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly from 2005 until 2007. He is a member of the Indian National Congress political party.
Luizinho Faleiro(26 November 1998 to 9 February 1999, 9 June 1999 to 24 November 1999)
All India Trinamool Congress politician from Goa who served as a General Secretary in the All India Congress Committee of Indian National Congress since 2013 and was In-charge of the 7 North Eastern States of Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Tripura. Previously he served two terms as the eighth Chief Minister of Goa.
Wilfred de Souza(18 May 1993 to 2 April 1994, 8 April 1994 to 16 December 1994 or 30 July 1998 to 26 November 1998)
He was a surgeon and politician from Goa, India. He served as Goa's chief minister on three occasions when he was a member of the Indian National Congress and the Goa Rajiv Congress Party, during his third tenure.Dr de Souza is credited, together with allies such as Govind Panvelcar, with the first Congress Party victory in Goa in 1980.
Ravi S. Naik(25 January 1991 to 18 May 1993, 2 April 1994 to 8 April 1994)
Former chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party politician in Goa, India. He started his career on the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. Ravi Naik has been the lone legislator in Goa who was a national volleyball player. He has been chief minister for just a six-day stint in 1994 (when he was controversially appointed by the then Governor). He plays badminton, and according to the Times of India he "began his career by owning a bar and restaurant in Ponda.
Luis Proto Barbosa(14 April 1990 to 14 December 1990)
Was an Indian politician from the state of Goa. He served as the Chief Minister of Goa for eight months in 1990. Barbosa was a member of the Indian National Congress. He played a significant role in the historic Opinion Poll of 1967. He was one of the members elected to the first legislative assembly constituted after Goa's Liberation from Portuguese rule. He was also a doctor. Barbosa headed a coalition government of 6 Congress defectors by joining in a coalition with the much larger 18 member Maharshtrawadi Gomantak Party. He was affectionately known as Poto Barboz.
Churchill Braz Alemao(27 March 1990 to 14 April 1990)
Is a former Chief Minister and former MP of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He is the current MLA of Benaulim constituency in the state of Goa. Alemao founded the United Goans Democratic Party as a spinoff of the United Goans Party.
Pratapsingh Raoji Rane(16 January 1980 to 27 March 1990, 16 December 1994 to 30 July 1998, 2 February 2005 to 4 March 2005, 7 June 2005 to 8 June 2007 )
Is an Indian politician from the state of Goa and former Leader Of Opposition in the Goa state assembly. Rane has been a member of the Indian National Congress since the mid-1970s, and was earlier a prominent figure in the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. In the MGP, he was minister for law and also held other portfolios, in the term beginning 1972.
Shashikala Kakodkar(12 August 1973 to 27 April 1979)
Popularly known as Tai, was a prominent leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP). She served as the Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu on two occasions, and also was the President of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. She is the first (and as of 2021, the only) woman to serve as the Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu.
Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar(20 December 1963- 2 December 1966)
Popularly known as Bhausaheb Bandodkar was the first Chief Minister of Goa, in the territory of Goa, Daman & Diu. Born in Pernem to a Marathifamily from Pernem, he became a wealthy mine owner following the Annexation of Goa. He sought to merge the territory with the state of Maharashtra. He swept the polls in 1963, 1967 and in 1972 while representing the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and remained in power until his death in 1973.