Legislators mourn Marxist ideologue - The New Indian Express

Legislators mourn Marxist ideologue

Published: 24th November 2012 12:43 PM

Last Updated: 24th November 2012 12:43 PM

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday remembered Marxist ideologue P Govinda Pillai as an ocean of knowledge. “PG, who always talked his heart without considering ideological constraints, will always have a special place in the hearts of the people of Kerala,” he said.

Finance Minister K M Mani said a towering figure in the field of knowledge was lost through PG’s death. “Though known as a Marxist ideologue, PG was better remembered for his cultured and humane qualities,” said KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala. “Simplicity was his hallmark,” he added. Panchayat Minister M K Muneer remembered PG as one who pondered the horizons of the kingdom of knowledge. Minister A P Anilkumar offered condolence.

Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty said that PG was democratic and a humanitarian all through his life. Mayor K Chandrika said the death of PG was a huge loss to the Kerala society.

Kerala Congres (B) chairman R Balakrishna Pillai said PG had always valued relations more than political ideologies.

Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor said PG’s humane qualities transcended his ideology. “He never criticised anything without knowing and studying,” Tharoor said. “PG had deeply influenced the Kerala society through his various roles as a Marxist ideologue, Leftist thinker, historian and science intellectual,” said SFI state president Shiju Khan and secretary T P Bineesh.

The Revolutionary Socialist Party state committee observed that PG was an ideologue and scholar the state had ever seen. “His death was a loss to the Left organisations,” secretary A A Azeez said in a release.

The Nationalist Congress Party and Trivandrum Bar Association registered condolences Cultural Affairs Minister K C Joseph, Minister for Electricity Aryadan Mohammed, Health Minister V S Sivakumar, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Fisheries and Excise Minister K Babu and Labour Minister Shibu Baby John condoled the death of PG. The Socialist Democratic Party and the Kerala Council for Historic Research, the Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham state committee registered condolence. “PG was a strong presence in various fields such as politics, philosophy, literary criticism and science literature,” the committee said.

Santhigiri Ashram organising secretary Swami Gururatnam Jnana Tapaswi condoled the death of PG. PG had great reverence for the ideology of Karunakara Guru, he said in a release.

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