MM Jacob passes away

NEW DELHI, Jul 8: former Meghalaya governor MM Jacob passed away on Sunday at a private hospital in Pala near Kottayam in Kerala due to age-related ailments.
He was 90.
Jacob, a former union minister, had also served as deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha in the 80s.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mourned the demise of f Jacob, saying he made notable contribution as a parliamentarian and a minister.
“Saddened by the demise of former Meghalaya Governor MM Jacob. He made notable contributions to the nation as a parliamentarian, minister and governor.
“He worked extensively for the development of Kerala. My thoughts are with his family and well-wishers in this sad hour,” the prime minister’s office tweeted, quoting the PM. (PTI)