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Cong leader M M Jacob passes away; PM, Rahul laud his contribution

Press Trust of India  |  Kottayam (Ker) 

Senior and former M M Jacob passed away today at a private hospital in near here due to age-related ailments, his family said.

He was 90.

Jacob, a former Union minister, had also served as a deputy of the Rajya Sabha in the 80s.

condoled Jacob's demise, saying he made notable contribution as a parliamentarian and a

"Saddened by the demise of former MM Jacob. He made notable contributions to the nation as a parliamentarian, and governor," the tweeted quoting Modi.

"He worked extensively for the development of Kerala. My thoughts are with his family and well-wishers in this sad hour," the tweet said.

Expressing his condolence, said the death of Jacob has left a deep void in the family.

"The passing away of Shri M M Jacob, leaves a deep void in the Congress family. A former Governor, of the Rajya Sabha, his contribution to nation building was immense. My condolences to his grieving family. May his soul rest in peace," he said on

Senior Congress leaders of the state unit, including M M Hassan, condoled his death.

Hailing from Ramapuram in the district, Jacob had served as a of the Congress Committee and the of the Kerala State Seva Dal Board.

He was also a member of the for many years.

His funeral will be held tomorrow.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 21:50 IST