Britto, who passed away on Monday, had also said that no wreath should be put on his mortal remains.

CPI M leader Simon Brittos body will be handed over for medical research
news Death Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 15:54

CPI(M) leader Simon Britto's body will be handed over to the Medical College at Kalamassery in Ernakulam for medical research. He passed away in Thrissur on Monday due to cardiac arrest. He was 64.

The mortal remains of the leader will be brought to his home in Kochi on Tuesday evening. It will be kept at his home on Wednesday. "On Thursday the mortal remains will be kept for the public to pay homage at the Town Hall in Ernakulam from 11 am to 3 pm. It will he handed over to the Medical College on Thursday night," CPI (M) Ernakulam District Committee said. "Britto had told his wife that wreaths shouldn't be put on his mortal remains," they added.

"The last visit should be without wreaths and his journey is to the Medical College. Britto had shared these two things with Seena. The body will be handed over to Medical College, Kalamassery in Kochi. They can now study a wonderful life of three and half decades. Salute," CPI (M) leader P Rajeev said in a Facebook post.

Britto died in a private hospital in Thrissur. The sudden demise was a shock to all; his party colleagues, friends and even for those who admired him beyond political affinities. He was the leader of the Students Federation of India, students’ wing of the CPI(M) at the Maharaja’s College in Ernakulam.

He was paralysed in 1983 after he was stabbed by workers of the Kerala Students Union- the students’ wing of the Congress, a fallout of the enmity between the two groups. Since then he used a wheelchair to move around. Britto, however, never gave up his fight, and he continued to inspire many. He used to be active in political, social and literacy spaces.  

The CPI(M) leader was the nominated representative of the Anglo Indian community in the 12th Legislative Assembly.He was also an alumnus of St Alberts College Ernakulam, Mithila University Bihar, Law Academy Thiruvananthapuram and Law College Ernakulam. He was active in politics until the last day.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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