The people of Mahe, on Tuesday, offered tributes to C.H. Gangadharan, Mahe’s own historian and writer, who passed away here on Monday. He was 74. A native of Azhiyur, he was a correspondent with Mathrubhumi for long. He had penned ‘Mayyazhi,’ a book on the freedom struggle of Mahe. This is one of the earliest works on the history of the Union Territory area. He had worked with Viplavam and Pondy Times . He was the editor of Malayalam’s first inland magazine Sulaikha and Kriya . He is survived by his wife and son. The body was kept for the public to pay respects at the municipal ground and cremated at the public cemetery.

E. Valasaraj, MLA, and A.V. Sreedharan, former Deputy Speaker, were among those who paid homage.