MLA of Manjeshwaaram in Kasaragod, PB Abdul Razak, passed away on Saturday. According to reports, he was 63.
Abdul Razak was admitted to a private hospital in Kasaragod and breathed his last there. He was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after he contracted a fever. He passed away at 5:30 am on Saturday.
Abdul Razak served as an MLA in the Manjeshwaram constituency from 2011 and in 2016 won the legislative assembly against BJP candidate K Surendran by 89 votes. Abdul Razak had filed a court case against K Surendran after the 2016 elections, accusing him of campaigning out of his constituency. The case remains pending in court.
Although the 63-year-old politician was plagued with health conditions, the death came as a shock to everyone as he was keeping in good health aaccording to those who knew him, reports said. He had a heart condition and had been consulting doctors for some time now.
Over the course of his political career, the MLA has worked at the panchayat president of Chankala panchayat and Kasaragod district panchayat president. He was also an executive member of the National Muslim League.
He is survived by his wife Safiya and their four children. His funeral will take place on Saturday evening at 5 pm in Kasaragodâ€™s Alambadi Jumamsajid cemetery.