Oommen Chandy dies at 79: Condolences pour in on Twitter for former Kerala CM
Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy passed away at the age of 79 in the early hours of Tuesday. He died in a private hospital in Bengaluru while undergoing treatment for cancer.
The Kerala government has declared Tuesday as a public holiday and announced two days of mourning as a mark of respect to the former chief minister.
Chandy's demise has received condolences from leaders across the political spectrum. Senior Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi, and Shashi Tharoor expressed their condolences.
Congress general secretary KC Venugopal visited the hospital where Chandy passed away.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge paid tribute to Chandy, highlighting his commitment to the masses and his contribution to Kerala's progress.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra remembered him as a pillar of the Congress party, dedicated to the values they fight for. Rahul Gandhi, former Congress President, expressed his condolences and recognized Chandy's lifelong service to the people of Kerala.
Shashi Tharoor shared his tribute on Twitter, quoting Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, and the Congress party conveyed its heartfelt message, acknowledging Chandy's contributions to Kerala's progress and development.
Oommen Chandy was respected as a grassroots leader and will be remembered for his dedication and service to the people of Kerala. His passing leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire generations.