‘Achachan has left us forever’: Tributes pour in for KM Mani from across Kerala
Condolences continue to pour in from across the country for KM Mani, the veteran politician, who led a long, distinguished inning in the state and passed away earlier Tuesday at the age of 86.
Chairman of the Kerala Congress (M) and the longest-serving legislator in Kerala, Mani guided his small party, rooted in the Catholic Christian politics of central Kerala, through numerous ups and downs. Although he worked closely with the Congress and Left camps at different points in time, he remained with the Congress-led camp as it’s staunch ally in the last two decades. As finance and revenue minister, the policies he shaped defined the journey of Kerala as a welfare state.