Huge crowd gathered to pay their final respects to former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy at his residence at Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram.
Chandy died at 4.25am in Bengaluru yesterday. He was 79.
The Congress leader, who had been unwell since 2019, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru.
He was taken to Germany in November last year after his cancer aggravated. His wife Mariyamma, son Chandy Oommen, daughters Mariya and Achu were by his side at the time of his death.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condoled Chandy’s demise. Taking to Twitter, Gandhi shared a photo with Chandy clicked during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. “Chandy was an exemplary grassroots Congress leader. He will be remembered for his lifelong service to the people of Kerala. We will miss him dearly. Much love and condolences to all his loved...ones,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
Leaders from across the political spectrum paid tributes to Chandy.
Senior Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor shared their condolences.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the former Kerala chief minister.
In a tweet yesterday, Modi wrote: “In the passing away of Oommen Chandy, we have lost a humble and dedicated leader who devoted his life to public service and worked towards the progress of Kerala. I recall my various interactions with him, particularly when we both served as chief ministers of our respective states, and later when I moved to Delhi. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this sorrowful hour. May his soul rest in peace.”