An emotional moment, says Vice President as he pays tribute to late MP Veerendra Kumar
Kozhikode: On the occasion of the 84th birthday of late M. P. Veerendra Kumar, former Chairman and Managing Director of Mathrubhumi, a virtual tribute was paid to the multifaceted personality.
Inaugurating the function, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that “This is an emotional moment for me today as we all connect to remember our beloved friend Shri M P Veerendra Kumar who left for heavenly abode some months ago. Had he been with us, we would have been celebrating his 84th birthday today.”
Remembering Veerendra Kumar, Naidu added that ‘he always put the public cause over everything else'.
This is an emotional moment for me today as we all connect to remember our beloved friend Shri M P Veerendra Kumar who left for heavenly abode some months ago. Had he been with us, we would have been celebrating his 84th birthday today.— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) July 22, 2020
“He was a man of principles. Be it Kerala Legislative Assembly, Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha, his conduct was worthy of emulation by all legislators,” he added.
Vice President also tweeted on Veerendra Kumar in Malayalam, Hindi and English.
ഇത് എനിക്ക് ഒരു വൈകാരിക നിമിഷം ആണ്. കുറച്ച് മാസങ്ങൾക്ക് മുമ്പ് നമ്മളെ വിട്ടുപോയ നമ്മുടെ പ്രിയ സുഹൃത്ത് ശ്രീ എം പി വീരേന്ദ്ര കുമാറിനെ ഇന്ന് ഇവിടെ നാം അനുസ്മരിക്കു കയാണ്. ഇന്ന് അദ്ദേഹം നമ്മോടൊപ്പം ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ എൺപത്തി നാലാം പിറന്നാൾ നമ്മൾ ആഘോഷിക്കുമായിരുന്നു. pic.twitter.com/VxT0PJYzVi— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) July 22, 2020
Jairam Ramesh MP who also attended the event remembered Veerendra Kumar as a socialist and an environmentalist.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Rahul Gandhi MP, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri, actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan, actress and former MP Jayaprada, environmental activist Vandana Shiva, N. Ram, former INS president and former PTI chairman H. N. Cama, International Advertising Association global chairman Srinivasa Swamy and Mizoram Governor P. S. Sreedharan Pillai and Mathrubhumi Chairman and Managing Editor P. V. Chandran also attended the online event.