Veteran Congress leader M M Jacob dies at 90

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Kottayam: Veteran Congress leader and former Meghalaya governor, M M Jacob passed away in a private hospital in Pala on Sunday morning. He was 93.

Jacob hails from Ramapuram on the outskirts of Pala town. He had served as union minister of state three times. He is also the first Keralite to become the deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha in 1986.

The latter was appointed governor of Meghalaya in 1995 and again in 2000 for a second term. He also discharged the function of the governor of Arunachal Pradesh for some time in 1996.

The funeral will be held at the cemetery of St Augustine’s Forane Church, Ramapuram, at 2 pm on Monday.

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