Oommen Chandy Funeral photos and video highlights

Thousands of people form a queue on the busy state highway known as the MC Road in Kerala to pay their respects to the late former chief minister of that state, Oommen Chandy, as his coffin made its way to his hometown of Kottayam. Everyone had a personal account of Chandy’s humanity and how he had impacted their life. To learn more about him, continue to read the article.

Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy Funeral photos and video highlights

Thousands of people form a queue on the busy state highway known as the MC Road in Kerala to pay their respects to the late former chief minister of that state, Oommen Chandy, as his coffin made its way to his hometown of Kottayam. The journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Kottarakkara town, 60 kilometres away, took the vehicle carrying the lifeless remains for more than 11 hours. Huge crowds gathered at key intersections along the route and on each side of the state highway to catch a glimpse of their beloved leader. Everyone had a personal account of Chandy’s humanity and how he had impacted their life.

At 7.30 am, Chandy’s “Puthupally House” in Thiruvananthapuram launched the voyage of the KSRTC AC low-floor bus bearing the former chief minister’s lifeless remains. It appears that all of the preparations for the burial in Kottayam on Thursday are likely to fail based on the numbers that are growing by the minute. People waited for several hours at different intersections to pay respects to their leader, despite the daytime heat and sporadic rain. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, and Kottayam were the four districts through which the procession travelled. Numerous mourners have travelled to Kottayam from different districts, including Idukki, Alappuzha, Kasargod, Kannur, Ernakulam, Palakkad, Thrissur, and Wayanad, to pay their respects to Chand.

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After a public viewing at Thirunakkara, the funeral procession for former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is its route to his ancestral home in Puthupally.On Wednesday, his mortal remains left Puthapally House in Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram, and arrived in Kottayam over 28 hours later. The late leader’s funeral has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, the head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, it will take place in the St. George Orthodox Church in Puthuppally. Thousands of people greeted the KSRTC bus carrying his lifeless remains as it travelled from the state capital to Kottayam. The vehicle had large, wide glass windows. For more than two hours, his body was kept at the Thirunakkara maidan so that people could pay their respects.

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