Kerala Legislator Vijayan Pillai passes away

South India

KOCHI: CPI (M) MLA from Chavara constituency N Vijayan Pillai passed away at a hospital in Kochi on Sunday morning following a prolonged liver ailment.

65-year-old Pillai is survived by his wife and three children.

Pillai, who is the son of veteran Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader Narayanan Pillai, started his political career as a Panchayat Member in 1979 and continued so for 20 years.

Pillai, who was a leader of a CMP faction led by senior leader Aravindakshan, won the 2016 assembly election from Chavara as an LDF candidate.

In 2016, Pillai made his way to Assembly by defeating RSP leader Shibu Baby John.

In 2000, he became a member of District Panchayat. He began his political journey with RSP but later joined Congress. Due to the difference with the Congress leaders on the party's liquor policy, he moved to CPM.

The cremation will be held at Chavara on Monday morning.

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