Kerala Assembly pays rich tribute to MOH Farook
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Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 19:59
  
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly paid rich tributes to the memory of veteran Congress leader and former Puducherry Chief Minister MOH Farook, who died two months back when he was the state Governor.

Speaker G Karthikeyan, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Kodiyeri Balakrishnan recalled the selfless service of Farook as politician, diplomat and Governor of Jharkhand and Kerala.

The house adjourned for the day without transacting any other business as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

In his obituary reference, Karthikeyan said Farook always had great love and affection for Kerala and he used to recall the connections of his forbears with the state.

"He was an astutute politician who imparted a sense of proper diection to politics in Puducherry by keeping the people in the national mainstream," he said.

Chandy said though Farook could serve Kerala in official capacity only for a brief while, he had always kept a tab on developments in the state.

While serving as Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia,he showed his deep commitment to the well being of the Indian community there and was always ready to intervene whenever they faced problems.

Leaders of constituents of the ruling UDF and Opposition LDF paid homage to the memory of Farook, who assumed office as Kerala Governor in Septemebr 2011 and died on Jan 26, 2012.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 02, 2012, 19:59


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