KOTTAYAM: Veteran Communist leader and an early organiser of farm workers in the district, M.P. Devasia, 81, passed away on Friday morning. He was suffering from abdominal cancer.

He had functioned as member of the CPI(M) district Secretariat and also as State vice-president of Kerala State Karshaka Thozhilali Union (KSKTU). His body will be cremated at the Municipal Crematorium at Muttambalam on Saturday. Mr. Devasia leaves behind wife and six children. –Staff Reporter

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