Veteran CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan passes away


Former secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Kerala State Committee, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 69.

Kodiyeri, who was also a CPI-M politburo member, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Chennai.

According to reports, his mortal remains will be taken to Kannur on Sunday morning.

His body will be kept at Thalassery town hall for public homage and last rites will be performed on Monday at 3 pm, local daily Mathrubhumi reported.

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