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Sunday, 26 May 2024 8.30 PM IST

Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

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GURUVAYUR: Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the time of death is 62 years as per Devaswom records. Today at 3 pm, the mahouts gave water to the tusker, who was weak due to old age.

In August 1985, Kannan was offered to the temple by Balram, a native of Thrissur. The forest department will take the corpse of Kannur to Kodanadu tomorrow for cremation. With the death of Kannan, the number of elephants in Guruvayur is now 39.

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