Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy passed away at the age of 79 in Bengaluru while undergoing treatment for cancer.
The Kerala government declared a public holiday and two days of mourning as a mark of respect to Chandy.
Leaders from various political parties, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressed their condolences and paid tribute to Chandy.
Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi, and Shashi Tharoor, among others, shared heartfelt messages remembering Chandy's dedication and service.
Chandy was hailed as a humble and dedicated leader who devoted his life to public service and the progress of Kerala.
His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment left an indelible mark on Kerala's progress and the nation's political landscape.
Oommen Chandy's contributions to education, infrastructure development, and welfare programs were notable during his tenure as Chief Minister.
He served as Kerala's Chief Minister for two terms, from 2004 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2016.
The nation mourns the loss of a true statesman whose dedication and service will be remembered with great respect.
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