He was 90.
Jacob, a former Union minister, had also served as a deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha in the 80s.
"Saddened by the demise of former Meghalaya Governor MM Jacob. He made notable contributions to the nation as a parliamentarian, minister and governor," the Prime Minister's Office 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.
"The passing away of Shri M M Jacob, leaves a deep void in the Congress family. A former Governor, Minister and Deputy Chairperson 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 Twitter.
Senior Congress leaders of the state unit, including president M M Hassan, condoled his death.
He was also a member of the AICC for many years.
His funeral will be held tomorrow.
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