Oommen Chandy dies at 79: Condolences pour in on Twitter for former Kerala CM
Posted By: Shweta Khandal
Posted On: July 18, 2023
In a saddening turn of events, Oommen Chandy, the former Chief Minister of Kerala, passed away at the age of 79. This devastating news has left the nation mourning the loss of a charismatic leader and a true statesman.
As the news broke, Twitter became flooded with heartfelt condolences and tributes from people across the country, reflecting the impact Chandy had on the lives of many. Let us delve deeper into the life and achievements of Oommen Chandy and explore the outpouring of condolences on Twitter.
Early Life and Political Career
Oommen Chandy was born on October 31, 1943, in Kumarakom, Kerala. He hailed from a humble background and began his political journey at a young age. Chandy was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC), one of the prominent political parties in India. He was known for his charismatic personality and remarkable oratory skills, which earned him a strong following among the masses.
Chandy’s political career spanned several decades, during which he held various significant positions.
He served as the Chief Minister of Kerala for two terms, from 2004 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2016. His tenure as Chief Minister was marked by his focus on development and welfare initiatives, which earned him the reputation of being a people’s leader.
Chandy played a vital role in transforming Kerala’s social and economic landscape, leaving a lasting impact on the state’s progress.
Condolences Pour In on Twitter
News of Oommen Chandy’s demise spread like wildfire, triggering an outpouring of grief and condolences on Twitter. People from all walks of life, including politicians, celebrities, and ordinary citizens, expressed their sorrow and shared fond memories of the late leader. Twitter became a virtual platform for individuals to pay their respects, honor Chandy’s contributions, and share personal anecdotes.
Some notable tweets include:
In the passing away of Shri Oommen Chandy Ji, we have lost a humble and dedicated leader who devoted his life to public service and worked towards the progress of Kerala. I recall my various interactions with him, particularly when we both served as Chief Ministers of our… pic.twitter.com/S6rd22T24j
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 18, 2023
My humble tribute to the stalwart Oommen Chandy, Former Kerala Chief Minister and a staunch Congress man who stood tall as a leader of the masses. His unwavering commitment and visionary leadership left an indelible mark on Kerala's progress and the nation's political landscape.…
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) July 18, 2023
Oommen Chandy ji was an exemplary grassroots Congress leader. He will be remembered for his lifelong service to the people of Kerala.
We will miss him dearly. Much love and condolences to all his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/QL8pGJrXwW
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 18, 2023
Deepest condolences to the family of Shri. Oommen Chandy. He was a pillar of the Congress party, a leader who dedicated his life to service and was deeply committed to the values we are fighting for today.
We will all remember him with great respect and miss his wise counsel.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 18, 2023
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” ~ Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 18, 2023
Deeply saddened by the passing of former Kerala CM and esteemed Congress leader, Oommen Chandy.
A stalwart in politics, his contributions to Kerala's progress and development will always be remembered. A true statesman, he leaves behind a legacy that will inspire generations.… pic.twitter.com/i54AdIhwJZ
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 18, 2023
Deeply pained by the demise of former Kerala CM Shri Oommen Chandy ji.
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. pic.twitter.com/gjX3fpzYHl
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 18, 2023
Oommen Chandy passes away
Seeped in Congress culture both as CM and otherwise he served the people always in their midst especially the poor and the marginalised
He lived his life for the Congress and the people
A simple extraordinary human being
I have lost a dear friend
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) July 18, 2023
The demise of Oommen Chandy has left a void in the hearts of many across the nation. His contributions to politics and society will be remembered for years to come.
The overflowing condolences on Twitter stand as a testament to the impact he had on people’s lives. As the nation mourns the loss of a remarkable leader, we pay our respects to the legacy of Oommen Chandy and offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
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