It is difficult to accept that 13 years have passed after Comrade E.K.Nayanar, the three times popular Chief Minister of Kerala, has left us forever. His smiling and joyful face is still before us.

Com. Nayanar passed away on 19th May 2004. All through the funeral journey from Thirivananthapuram to Payyambala, Kannur, where he was cremated, lakhs of people paid homage to their charismatic leader. Many of the them cried in their great loss.

He was an able administrator and a real communist. He served  the party and the people in various ways. Anybody who came in contact with him will remember his deep faith in humanity and willingness to help everybody.

While at Kozhikode and Thiruvanathapuram, I met him several times for union matters.  Many times I had been fortunate to travel with him while coming back from Thiruvnanthapuram in the week end. I highly value these meetings.

On his 13th death anniversary we pay homage to him. Red Salute to Com. E.K.Nayanar!