Eminent leaders express condolences to Veerendra Kumar
Eminent personalities from various walks of life expressed condolence on the demise of Mathrubhumi Managing Director MP Veerendra Kumar.
His contributions to Kerala are invaluable - E P Jayarajan
Minister for Industries and Sports E P Jayarajan said that MP Veerendra Kumar’s demise was shocking. “He had called me yesterday to express condolences over the demise of my sister,” the minister said. He is a great leader whose contributions played a huge role in making Kerala what it is today. His contributions to the state and its people are invaluable, the CPM leader added.
Leader who supported common man – A Vijayaraghavan
We have lost a leader who had always intervened in the issues of the people and strongly stood for the common man. He was a leader who stood tall in all his activities by holding the Socialist tradition high.
Most respected and loved person - Oommen Chandy
Chandy said that Veerendra Kumar was a multifaceted personality and excelled in whatever roles he played.
"He had several caps and in every field he was a shining star and was a hugely successful person.. We, in our political journey, at times were together and at times, we were in the opposite camps, but I had the highest regards for him always," he added.
Lost a close friend - Kummanam Rajasekharan
BJP leader and former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan said that MP Veerendra Kumar’s demise marked the end of an era. We have lost a great leader who devoted his life for what he believed in without falling for power. I feel like I lost a close friend,” he added.
Lost a close friend and a teacher – A K Antony
Congress leader and former defence minister A K Antony remembered meeting MP Veerendra Kumar for the first time.
"When I was the President of the Kerala Students Union in 1964, I met him first and thus began a long journey with him, even though we belonged to different parties. It was just two days back I spoke to him and he looked cheerful. Now the reality is he is no more, I have lost a close friend," he said.
Leader who gave valuable contributions – N K Premachandran
MP Veerendra Kumar was a unique personality in social and cultural circles. I was shocked to learn about his demise. I had spoken to him just two days ago. A very active political-social and cultural figure, his contributions are highly valuable.