Sun. May 19th, 2024

“Remembering Oommen Chandy: Former Kerala CM and Senior Congress Leader Passed Away” – indiansupdate

Early on Tuesday morning in Bengaluru, military congress Oommen Chandy passed away at the age of 79.

According to sources close to the Congress, Chandy passed away while receiving cancer treatment at a private hospital at 4.25 am. Chandy, who had been experiencing health issues for a while, was receiving treatment in Bengaluru.

His son Chandy Oommen posted on Facebook to confirm the death of the former chief minister of Kerala. Oommen wrote on his Facebook page, without further explanation, “Appa has passed away.”

The Keralan government announced Tuesday a public holiday and two days of mourning in honor of the late former chief minister.

In previous governments presided over by K Karunakaran and A K Antony, Chandy had additionally served as minister of labor, home, and finance. He was also the opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly. From 2004 to 2006 and again from 2011 to 2016, he served as chief minister for a combined seven years.

“The story of the king who controlled the globe through the power of “love” comes to a heartbreaking conclusion. I am extremely sorrowful by the passing of a legend, @Oommen_Chandy, today. He had a profound impact on the lives of innumerable people, and his legacy will live on in our hearts forever, Sudhakaran tweeted.

The loss of Chandy, according to his long-time supporter and the nation’s longest-serving Defence Minister A.K. Antony, is by far the worst loss to him and his family.

“He will be remembered as the most well-liked politician in Kerala because, even as he lay dying, his main thought was how to assist others. Chandy would be greatly missed by Kerala, Antony said, adding that since 1973, they have always shared everything and that Chandy is the one person who can never be replaced.

Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of Kerala, A N Shamseer, V D Satheesan, the leader of the opposition in the state assembly, V Muraleedharan, and representatives from other political parties expressed their condolences over Chandy’s passing.

(With inputs from PTI)