New Delhi, 23 January 2016: The President of ISSME, Mr. A C Jose passed away in Kochi, Kerala province of India on Saturday (January 23, 2016) morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. Mr. Jose was 79 years old. Mr. Jose is survived by his wife Prof. Leelamma Jose and four children.
ISSME lost its veteran leader which is an irreparable loss to ISSME fraternity. ISSME will always remember the visionary leader for his singular efforts and unstinted support in the functioning of ISSME. With bereaved heart, the Secretariat of ISSME prays to God for the noble soul to rest in peace in heavenly abode. The senior officials of ISSME are shocked to hear this sudden news and they fall short of words to express their grief on the sad demise of the beloved “Jose Sir”. As the funeral ceremony will take place on Tuesday (January 26, 2016), a prayer will be organized at ISSME Secretariat for the departed soul to rest in peace.
Mr. Jose was a distinguished Parliamentarian of India and had served as Member and Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He started his public life as a student leader. His political skills and intellectual capabilities soon made him well-known in Indian political sphere. He had made remarkable contributions as a trade union leader. He was also a lawyer, scholar, columnist and editor. In his death, ISSME has lost a great leader, a supporter and a great source of inspiration & will power.
You will always be in our heart and actions. You will be greatly missed.