When Pushpan arrived to pay homage for Kodiyeri Balakrishnan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kannur: Pushpan, the living martyr of the Koothuparamba firing arrived at Thalassery town hall to have a last look at CPM veteran leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The public homage ceremony witnessed emotional moments when the bedridden Pushpan was taken to the town hall.
Holding tears, CPM activists raised slogans when Pushpan paid homage to Kodiyeri. Thousands of people arrived to pay homage to the former CPM secretary who succumbed to cancer while undergoing treatment in Chennai.
After the public homage at Thalassery town hall, Kodiyeri’s mortal remains will be taken to his residence at Madappeedika here by 12 am. People will be allowed to pay last respects to the leader at his residence till 10 am on Monday. Later, his body will be taken to Kannur CPM district committee office for public homage.
His funeral will be held at Payyambalam on Monday evening at 3 pm.