Former Director of Public Prosecutions, State Public Prosecutor and trade union leader M.M. Mathew, who died late night on Wednesday here, will be buried at Pottakuzhy Little Flower Church on Friday at 10 a.m.

He was the younger brother of Abraham Madamakkal, freedom fighter and writer, and M.M. Lawrence, State general secretary of CITU. He was under treatment for cardiac ailments at Lissie Hospital and died at 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

He was actively involved with the Communist Party, right from the time it was banned.

He was also the president of the trade union for auto rickshaw employees during the initial phases of the union, and officiated as president of the Cochin Shipyard Workers’ Union. He was kept under house arrest during the Emergency and later kept in Viyyur Central Prison for nearly seven months.

He was the district committee member of CITU and worked as a journalist with Mathrubhumi daily for some time. He had also enrolled himself as advocate in 1969.

Prominent personalitiesvisited his home on Kaloor Deshabhimani Road to pay homage to him on Thursday.