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Kerala: Rahul Gandhi visits kin of late KM Mani in Pala

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visited the residence of late (M) KM and met the family members of the departed soul here on Tuesday.

He expressed his condolences to Mani's family over the veteran politician's demise.

Mani, a sitting MLA over the last 54 years, had passed away in Kochi on April 9 at the age of 86. He had served as a in the government for 25 years.

He was suffering from (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) for several years and was undergoing treatment for in a hospital earlier this month.

was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1965 from constituency of Kerala's district.

A founder member of party, later formed the (M), a key coalition of the Congress-led UDF in Kerala.

Soon after his death, the Congress expressed condolences to Mani's family: "I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Shri K M Mani, a highly respected & beloved of the who was elected MLA a record 13 times. My condolences to his family, friends and supporters in this time of grief. May his soul rest in peace," Gandhi had posted on

Mani is survived by his wife Annamma, son who is also a and five daughters.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:01 IST