Former Kerala Home Minister and Left veteran Kodiyeri Balakrishnan dies at 69: CM postpones trip to Europe Saturday 1 October 2022 9:37 PM UTC Thiruvananthapuram Oct 1: Senior CPI(M) leader and former Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan died at Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Saturday night, party sources here said. He was 69. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer for some time, they said. A politburo member of the Marxist party, Balakrishnan had served as the CPI(M)’s state secretary from 2015 to 2022. A multiple-time Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), he also served as the Minister of Home and Tourism Affairs in the V S Achuthanandan ministry from 2006 to 2011. Due to failing health, he stepped down as the party state secretary in August this year. Kerala Assembly Speaker A N Shamseer shared a photo of the departed leader in his Facebook post and said “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Adieu Dear Balakrishnetta”. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan postponed his trip to Europe, which was scheduled from Sunday, due to Balakrishnan’s critical health condition. – PTI CLICK TO FOLLOW UKMALAYALEE.COM Trending Topics World knew about Jallianwala Bagh massacre .. Priya Prakash Varrier signs Rs 1-crore deal .. Liverpool Malayalee Association to celebrate .. Nivin Pauly’s family entertraner .. Latest News Fight erupts between Keralite students at .. Keralites in UK raise record-breaking .. Asia’s richest person Mukesh Ambani is .. Ban Campus politics in Kerala: Justice Kamal .. Liverpool Malayalee Association to celebrate .. Nivin Pauly’s family entertainer .. The advantages of having NRO and NRE accounts What should British Indian OCI card holders ..