C.M. Jugal Babu (53), city councillor from Elathur ward and Block Congress Committee general secretary, died at a private hospital here on Tuesday. He was undergoing treatment for cancer. He is survived by wife, Sandhya, and children, Akshay and Sarga. Mr. Jugal Babu was a member of Elathur grama panchayat for 18 years before he was elected to the Kozhikode Corporation.

The body was cremated on the premises of his house after the public was allowed to pay homage at the Corporation Office, DCC Office and the Elathur Branch of Karannur Service Cooperative Bank. M.K. Raghavn, MP, former Minister P. Sankaran, Mayor A.K. Premajam, and MLA A.K. Shasheendran offered condolences.

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