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Tearful Adieu To Mani Sir

Veteran Kerala Congress (M) leader and former minister KM Mani passed away this evening at a private hospital in Kochi. He was 86. He was under treatment in ICU for respiratory ailments. KM Mani was an extraordinary personality, who was always keen and efficient in utilising the opportunities practical politics offered him. His smart political moves had helped Kerala Congress gain a national identity despite being a small regional outfit. Though he embraced the LDF and UDF at different times, his love and care for farmers were unwavering. He had ideated many welfare schemes for the farmers. He had always loved to be addressed as "Mani Sir". Today, Super Prime Time is evaluating the political life of KM Mani. R Balakrishna Pillai, Francis George, Joseph Vazhakkan, Dr Sebastian Paul and George Podipara remembers KM Mani in Super Prime Time.