Former Kerala CM Oomen Chandy Passes Away

New Delhi: Former Kerala Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy breathed his last in Bengaluru in the early morning on Tuesday at the age of 79 years. Congress sources said Chandy died at a private hospital at 4.25 am.

His son informed his demise through a post on Facebook, “Appa has passed away.” Oommen Chandy was under treatment for cancer in the Bengaluru hospital over the last few months.

Following his death, the Kerala government declared two days of official mourning in the state and Tuesday was declared a public holiday in respect of the departed soul.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and general secretary Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday condoled former Kerala chief minister and Congress veteran Oommen Chandy’s death.

He served as the chief minister of Kerala twice between 2004-2006 and 2011-2016.

Chandy had also served as Minister of Labour, Home, and Finance in various governments headed by K Karunakaran and A K Antony. He also served as the Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Assembly Speaker A N Shamseer, Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly V D Satheesan, Union Minister V Muraleedharan, and leaders of various political parties condoled Chandy’s demise.

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