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Thursday, 25 February 2021 2.55 AM IST

Kongad MLA K V Vijayadas to be cremated today

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PALAKKAD: Kongad MLA K V Vijayadas (61) who died yesterday will be cremated today. The body was brought to his house at Elappully Kakkathod. The body will be kept at the LP School near his house for the public to pay homage. It will be later taken to CPM district committee office in Palakkad. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will reach here to pay homage.

Vijayadas, who had undergone surgery at Government Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, a few days ago following a brain haemorrhage, died last night. He was 61. The CPI (M) leader had been in ventilator support for the past few days.

He was hospitalised on December 11 after he tested positive for COVID-19. He developed post-COVID complications and was being treated at the hospital. He was born to K Velayudhan and A Thatha on May 25 in 1959. He is survived by wife Prema Kumari and sons Jaydeep and Sandeep. His siblings are Mohandas, Shailaja, Padmaja, Girija and Jalaja (late).

He entered public life through the KSYF. He was the Elappully local secretary of the CPI (M) for many years before becoming area secretary of Puthussery. He had raised farmers’ issues many times in the assembly. He had won Kongad assembly seat in 2011 and 2016.

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