PT Thomas, a member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly MLA representing Thrikkakkara constituency passed away on December 22, Wednesday. He was under treatment for cancer at Vellore Christian Medical College where he passed away by 10.10 am. He was also the working committee president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee.
His colleagues were aware of his disease but were hoping that he would make a full recovery. He was representing Thrikkakkara constituency in the state assembly. He also represented Thodupuzha constituency twice. He is also a former Member of Parliament who represented the Idukki Lok Sabha constituency.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the death. He said that PT Thomas was a person who always presented issues and made a clear political stand inside and outside the assembly.
“He was a good orator and organiser. The state is losing a notable parliamentarian,” said the CM.
PT Thomas started his political career through KSU and later worked at all levels of the Congress party. He is an environmentalist and an author.