It is with deep regret and sympothy I learned about the sudden death of our Minister Sri T.M. Jacob today. During the time of Achutha Menon ministry Sri T.M. Jacob, then President of the Kerala Students Congress and myself as Chairman of the Socialist Students Union were among student members of the State Education Advisory Board under the chairmanship of Education Minister Sri. C.H. Mohammed Koya and later Chakeeri Ahmmedkutty. Sri. Jacob was an eminent young leader who has had innovative ideas for the betterment of the educational system to educate the future generations of our state to uplift the life of the society. He was talented, respective and friendly to treat others. His vast experience during his youg age helped him to be an ideal Minister to mold together to bring up changes in the system of education in Kerala. We will miss a great leader of our politics due to the demise of him. Sri Jacob as the Education Minister attended my reception of my consecration as a Priest at Tiruvalla on January 28, 1983. I offer hearty condolences and prayers to the berieved family of him as well as the Chief Minister.
Father Babu Peringol
St. Ephrem Universal Syrian Orthodox Medical Mission.
Oklahoma City, USA