Oommen Chandy Death: Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy handed away on Tuesday (July 18). Earlier than his demise, Chandy had expressed his need to be cremated like a standard man. Due to which his physique shall be buried on Thursday with out state honors.
Former Chief Minister Chandy’s mortal stays shall be buried with Christian rites tomorrow at his church at Puthuppally in Kottayam. Usually former chief ministers are cremated with state honours, through which gun salutes are given, however this is not going to occur at Chandy’s funeral.
Like a standard man, expressed his need to be cremated
Senior Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala stated that earlier than his demise, Chandy had expressed his want to his household that he ought to be buried like a standard man after his demise. The Congress chief stated, “He had expressed his need for the final rites for himself like a standard man.” His household is fulfilling that want.
A supply within the authorities stated that Chandy’s household had written a letter to the chief secretary, expressing their need to be buried like a standard man, with out state honours. All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary and MLA PC Vishnunath stated that the state authorities has accepted the request of the late chief’s household.
Earlier in 2010, veteran Congress chief and four-time Chief Minister of Kerala Okay. Karunakaran was cremated with full state honours. On the identical time, spiritual rituals weren’t adopted earlier than the funeral of the Left leaders and Chief Ministers – EMS Namboodiripad and EK Nayanar, however their final rites have been additionally carried out with full state honors.
Each died in 1998 and 2004 respectively. Preparations are underway on the Puthupalli Orthodox Church in Kottayam district for Chandy’s final rites.
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