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Wayanad MP, MI Shanavas, passes away in Chennai

Kochi : Senior Congress leader and MP representing Wayanad, MI Shanavaz, has died at a private hospital after being critical in its Intensive Care Unit for days now. The end came at Dr Rela Institute of Medical early Wednesday at 1.30 am. He was 67.

Shanavaz has been ailing following pancreatic surgery earlier. He was admitted to the hospital on 1 Nov from liver complications and underwent a transplant the next day.

The lawmaker’s condition was critical owing to inflammations.

Shanavas was elected to Lok Sabha in 2009 and again in 2014.

He was one of the three newly-appointed working presidents of the Congress in the state. In his passing, the state Congress loses one of its trusted and prominent Muslim leaders.

His body will be brought to Noorjahan Manzil near North Railway station in Kochi by noon and cremation will take place at Thottathumpadi mosque in the city on Thursday 10 am.