Rahul Gandhi to Attend Oommen Chandy’s Funeral: Updates, Honors, and Service Details

2023-07-19 08:55:39

Rahul Gandhi will attend Oommen Chandy’s funeral. Oommen Chandy’s funeral will be held at St. George’s Orthodox Church Cemetery, Pudupally tomorrow at 3.30 pm. This was informed by AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal. (rahul gandhi oommen chandy)

Oommen Chandy’s family has decided not to get official honors. The family’s position is that according to Oommen Chandy’s wish, the culture is enough. This was reported to the Chief Secretary. The Chief Minister had requested to give full official honors to Oommen Chandy. The chief minister had also tasked the chief secretary to talk to the family. However, the family decided to perform the cremation as per Oommen Chandy’s wishes.

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A special tomb is being prepared for late former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Pudupally Church. Basilios Marthoma Mathews III Catholic Father will officiate at the services. A special tomb is being prepared for Oommen Chandy, where the family tomb remains at ‘Carrot Vallakal’. A separate tomb is adjacent to the tomb of the priests.

The management’s decision is a mark of respect for his service. Father Dr. Varghese, Vicar of St. George Valiyapalli, said that Oommen Chandy’s mind to help the people is above caste and religion. The funeral service will begin at three o’clock on Thursday.

The mourning procession which started in the morning has not reached Thiruvananthapuram yet. At present, the funeral procession has just passed Kilimanjaro. Therefore, it will be very late when he reaches his family home in Puthupally, Kottayam.

The mourning procession started after morning prayers at Puthupally House in Jagati, Thiruvananthapuram. Kottayam will be reached via Kesavadasapuram, Venjaramood, Kilimanoor, Kottarakkara, Adoor, Pandalam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Changaneshari. Public darshan at Tirunakkara Maidan in the evening. Then by night to the family home in Puthupalli. Burial tomorrow at 3.30 in the special grave of St. George Orthodox Church. Sisters will be led by Father Basilios Marthoma Mathews III.

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