Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
..
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Former Kerala Minister and IUML Leader Cherkalam Abdullah Passes Away

Abdullah was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru reportedly for heart-related ailments. He was shifted to his home at Kasargod on Thursday as per his last wishes where he breathed his last

Asheem PK | CNN-News18

Updated:July 27, 2018, 6:57 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Former Kerala Minister and IUML Leader Cherkalam Abdullah Passes Away
Born on September 15, 1942, to Barikkad Mohammed Haji and Asyamma, Abdullah began his political career as a student leader.

Kasargod: Former Kerala minister and senior Muslim League leader Cherkalam Abdullah passes way at his residence here on Friday, he was 75.

Abdullah was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru reportedly for heart-related ailments. He was shifted to his home at Kasargod on Thursday as per his last wishes where he breathed his last.

Born on September 15, 1942, to Barikkad Mohammed Haji and Asyamma, Abdullah began his political career as a student leader. He represented Manjeswaram Assembly constituency for four consecutive terms starting from 1987.

He served as Minister for Local Self Government in the AK Antony cabinet from 2001-04. It was during his tenure as Local Self Government minister that Kerala government introduced the popular Women Empowerment programme "Kudumbasree".

“Indian union Muslim League(IUML) has lost a strong leader today, he was one those leaders who were in the forefront of forming Kasargod district, he always stood for welfare of the people from all walks of the society, his contribution as a minister and a public leader will always be remembered,” Senior IUML leader and MP PK Kunhalikkutty said.

The veteran leader is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.His last rites will be performed at Cherkalam Juma Masjid at 6 pm on Friday.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Ashutosh Tripathi
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results