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Remembering Oommen Chandy: 10 Facts


Famous Personalities  •  18 Jul, 2023  •  1,278 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Kerala's political landscape was marked with a sombre note as it lost one of its stalwart leaders, Oommen Chandy. Known for his simplicity and deep-rooted connection with the people, Chandy passed away at the age of 79. He was a veteran Congress leader, a two-time Chief Minister, and an MLA since 1970. His death signifies the end of an era in Kerala's political history.

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Chandy's journey, from student politics to serving as Kerala's Chief Minister, was paved with dedication and commitment. His leadership, humility, and ever-present accessibility to the public made him a cherished leader. We delve into the journey of this iconic figure and his indelible contributions to Kerala.

Inception into Politics

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Born in Puthupally in 1943, Chandy's political journey began in the 1960s with the Kerala Students' Union, the student wing of Congress. He pursued a BA in Economics and subsequently an LLB degree, making his first significant stride into public life.

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Unprecedented Electoral Victory

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Chandy was first elected as an MLA from Puthuppally in 1970. His unwavering commitment to his constituents ensured he remained undefeated for over five decades, making him one of the longest-serving MLAs in India.

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