Thousands pay last respects to E Chandrashekaran Nair

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan pays homage to E Chandrasekharan Nair at M N Smarakam.

Thiruvananthapuram  :

Former minister and CPI leader E Chandrashekaran Nair who passed away on Wednesday was cremated with full state honours at Santhikavadom here on Friday.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, former chief minister Oommen Chandy, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, former chief minister and administrative reforms commission chairman V S Achuthanandan and CPI national leader D Raja were among those leaders who paid their last respects to the departed leader on Friday.

His body was kept at M N Smarakom, the CPI headquarters in the morning for the public to pay homage and was later taken to his house at Pandit Colony in Kowdiar.

The chief minister and his cabinet colleagues had paid their last respects to the senior most Communist leader M N Smarakom. V S Achuthanandan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had also reached the CPI headquarters in the morning.

At Santhikavadom, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, former chief minister Oommen Chandy, CPI leader D Raja, CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran, CPI leader Pannyan Raveendran, state ministers V S Sunil Kumar, E Chandrasekharan, Ramachandran Kadannappalli and Mathew T Thomas and former ministers Benoy Viswom, Mullakkara Ratnakaran and M Vijayakumar were present.

According to the wish of the departed leader, no religious rituals were performed.

The body of E Chandrasekharan Nair was kept at the mortuary of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences since Wednesday as his son C Jayachandran had reached Thiruvananthapuram from the US only on Friday morning.

Thousands of CPI cadres and people from all walks of life had reached M N Smarakom and Santhikavadom to pay their last respects.

source: / The Times of India / News> City News> Thiruvananthapuram News / TNN / December 02nd, 2017

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