Thomas Chandy dies at 72: Ex-Kerala minister and MLA passes away at Kochi home, survived by wife and three children

  • Former Kerala minister and NCP state president Thomas Chandy passed away on Friday, NCP sources said

  • Chandy, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer for quite some time, died at his home on Friday afternoon, they said

  • The businessman-turned politician represents Kuttanad constituency in Alappuzha district in the state Assembly

Kochi:  Former Kerala minister and NCP state president Thomas Chandy passed away on Friday, NCP sources said. He was 72 and is survived by his wife and three children.

 Thomas Chandy dies at 72: Ex-Kerala minister and MLA passes away at Kochi home, survived by wife and three children

File image of Thomas Chandy. News18

Chandy, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer for quite some time, died at his Kochi home on Friday afternoon, they said.

The businessman-turned politician represents Kuttanad constituency in Alappuzha district in the state Assembly.

Chandy was forced to quit as Kerala transport minister from the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in November 2017 after facing encroachment allegations.

He resigned after the Kerala High Court dismissed his petition, challenging a report of the Alappuzha District Collector on alleged encroachments by a company in which he has a stake.

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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2019 17:28:45 IST