With great shock and sorrow it is informed that Com.M.P.Kunhanandan, senior leader of BSNLEU, former All India Treasurer, AIBDPA and a well known social worker, passed away today at 10.20 A.M. at a Calicut Hospital, where he was admitted two days back. He was 67.
Com.Kunhanandan was a dedicated leader of the telecom workers and has functioned in the capacity of E.III Union Divisional Secretary, Asst. Circle Secretary and many other posts in the union. His capacity to take any responsibility efficiently and effectively is well known. After retirement from service, he was functioning as the Director of a co-operative Bank in addition to his union responsibility. Com.Kunhananadan vacated his treasurer post at Tirupati AIC of AIBDPA last year on health grounds.
From the time his entry in the P&T Department, he was active in the P&T Trade Union movement. He participated in all the strikes and agitations and was victimised several times. He was issued with charge sheet and transferred in connection with the 19-01-1982 strike against victimisation. (This was mentioned in the “Panorama of P&T Trade Union Movement” written by Com.N.J.Iyer, President, NFTE)).
The grand Exhibition on “P & T Trade union Movement” displayed at the time of the last Circle Conference of BSNL Employees Union, Kerala Circle held at Calicut in 2015 at the initiative Com. MPK was a testimony of his great capacity in any field.
He was simple and sincere to the core. He was also committed to to great traditions of the P&T TU movement.
Coms.V.A.N.Namboodiri, Patron BSNLEU, P.V.Chandrasekharan, Patron AIBDPA along with Com. K.G.Sanjeevan Dist. Secretary, AIBDPA Calicut went to the hospital where Com.Kunhannadan was admitted yesterday, met his son and relatives and enquired about his health condition. He was feeling better. But today morning all of a sudden, his condition became worse and passed away.
A large number of comrades, friends and acquaintances including Pradeep Kumar, MLA, P.Mohanan Master District Secretary CPI(M),M.K.Raghavan, M.P., Thottathi Ravindran, Mayor of Calicut, Smt. Meera Darshak, Dy.Mayor, Corporation Councillors, V.A.N.Namboodiri, Advisor, AIBDPA, Vijaya Kumar, AGS, BSNL Employees Union and leaders of all political parties visited his house and conveyed condolences.
He leaves behind his wife Smt. P.K.Vineetha and two sons Suhas and Sandesh.
The cremation will take place tomorrow (15th June 2016) at Mavoor Road Crematorium, Calicut. A condolence meeting will be held at 11.00 AM at the District Sports Council Office, Mananchira, Calicut.
Our Heartfelt Condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades! His death is a great loss to the P&T Fraternity and working class.
Red Salute to Com.M.P.Kunhanandan!