NCP Kerala unit president Uzhavoor Vijayan no more

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Kerala state president Uzhavoor Vijayan passed away at a private hospital in Kochi, a hospital spokesman said.

He was 60 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Vijayan, a prominent figure in the state’s CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF), had been undergoing treatment for liver related diseases at Aster Medicity hospital since July 11.

He had been put on ventilator support for the last two days but died on Sunday morning, the hospital spokesman said.

Hailing from Uzhavoor in Kottayam district–the birthplace of former President K.R Narayanan, Vijayan began his political career during his college days as a leader of the Kerala Students Union (KSU), the student wing of the Indian National Congress.

He was a loyalist of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, who had floated the Congress (S) after breaking away from the Congress.

Vijayan, known for his speech containing political wits, later joined the NCP and rose to the rank of its president.

(Agencies)

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