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K M Mani's mortal remains laid to rest with full State honours

Press Trust of India  |  Pala (Ker) 

The mortal remains of Congress (M) and former K M Mani were laid to rest with full State honours at the St Thomas Cathedral cemetery here Thursday.

The funeral service was led by top priests of the

Thousands of people assembled at his residence and the Church paid tributes to Mani, who died at a private hospital in Kochi Tuesday at 86.

Mani is survived by wife and six children. His son Jose K Mani, who is of the Congress (M), is a member of

Former chief ministers A K and Oommen Chandy, of Opposition in the Ramesh Chennithala, Congress (B) R Balakrishna Pillai and IUML P K Kunhalikutty were among those who paid their last respects at Mani's residence when his body was brought Thursday morning.

AICC general secretaries K C Venugopal and Mukul Wasnik also paid tributes.

paid his last respects to the veteran as thefuneral procession from the reached Appanchira, near Vaikom, Wednesday evening.

Assembly P Sreeramakrishnan, veteran CPI(M) V S Achuthanandan, ministers Kadannappally Ramachandran and E Chandrasekharan paid homage when the procession reached Kaduthuruthy Wednesday evening.

Mani's body was kept at Thirunakkara Maithanam in Kottayam and his village Marangattupalli before being taken to his residence at Pala at around 7 am Thursday.

Thousands lined the route when the body was taken from the residence to the Cathedral.

Mani died at a private hospital in Kochi on Tuesday evening while undergoing

The Kerala Congress(M) leader had been the MLA of Pala for 54 years without a break till his death.

The former minister had created history by presenting 13 budgets in the

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 19:10 IST