Senior IUML leader and former Kerala Minister, Cherkallam Abdullah, passed away today after a prolonged illness.
He was 76 and was undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.
The Muslim League leader had been admitted to a hospital in Karnataka's Mangaluru for the past two weeks and was discharged last night.
The end came at his home this morning, party sources said.
Abdullah, a prominent leader of the Opposition Congress-led UDF in north Kerala, is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.
A four-time MLA from Manjeswaram in Kerala's Kasaragod, Abdullah was the Minister for Local Self Governments in the AK Antony cabinet from 2001-2004.
Condoling his death, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said Abdullah was at the forefront in taking up development projects for Kasaragod.
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