Thiruvananthapuram: A seven-day mourning has
been declared in Kerala as a mark of respect to Governor MOH Farook, who died in Chennai last night.
The government of the Union Territory of Puducherry, from
where Farook hails, also declared a three-day mourning.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has left for Puducherry to
attend the funeral of Farook, slated for this afternoon.
The Puducherry cabinet took the decision to observe four
day mourning at a hurriedly convened meeting, presided over by
Chief Minister N Rangasamy.
Rangasamy later told reporters that the cabinet through a
resolution, also conveyed its condolence to the bereaved
Farook, 74, died last night at the Apollo Hospitals in
Chennai where he was undergoing treatment since last month for
kidney problems and other ailments.