In a condolence message to his wife, Dr. (Smt.) M.T. Sulekha, the President has said, I am saddened to learn about the passing away of Shri G. Karthikeyan.
Shri Karthikeyan made immense contribution to the State of Kerala as a senior Congress leader, six term MLA, Minister and Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. I fondly remember the meticulous care and attention with which he organised my address to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in October, 2012 on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
In his death, the nation has lost a tall leader whose selfless service to the people of Kerala will be always remembered.
I pray to the Almighty to give your family and you the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to all members of your family.