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Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy passes away at 79

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy passes away at 79 – Former Kerala chief minister and Congress Working Committee member Oommen Chandy passed away at the age of 79 in a hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning. The death of Chandy, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer since 2019.

  • He was one of the popular political leaders in Kerala and a crowd-puller.
  • He served as the state’s chief minister from 2011 to 2016, and from 2004 to 2006.
  • Chandy also served as the Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly from 2006 to 2011.
  • He also represented the Puthuppally Assembly constituency from 1970 successively until his death, a rare feat in state politics.
  • Chandy was elected from Puthuppally in the Assembly election held in 1970.
  • He became State general secretary of the KSU in 1965 and its State in 1967. 

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