Kochi (Kerala): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to Kerala Congress MLA PT Thomas, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 71.
“Rahul Gandhi pays humble tribute to Late PT Thomas at Town Hall, Kochi, Kerala. Congress party has lost a guide, a visionary and a great asset. Congress party is committed to follow the path which he left behind. Has given. Progress of our people,” read a post on the official Twitter handle of the Congress party.
Thomas passed away in the early hours of Wednesday at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. He was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailments.
Thomas is survived by wife Uma Thomas and sons Vishnu Thomas and Vivek Thomas. Since 2016, Thomas has represented Thrikkakara assembly constituency in Ernakulam. He also served as one of the three working presidents of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
From 2009 to 2014, PT Thomas represented Idukki constituency in the Lok Sabha. Twice he represented the Thodupuzha constituency in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.
Born in 1950, PT Thomas started his political career as an activist of the Kerala Students Union (KSU). KSU is the student organization of Congress in Kerala.
First published:December 23, 2021, 6:26 pm