Congress leader and first woman Municipal Chairperson from the district Sherifa Ibrahim died at a private hospital in Mangalore on Friday, family sources said.
Sharifa 57, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer for the last few days in the hospital, died this morning. Husband Dr Ibrahim Kunhi and three daughters survive her.
Sharifa served as the Chairperson of Kanhangad Muncipality from 2001 to 2004.
She took up initiatives for a series of development activities in Kanhangad, a major business hub in Northern Kerala.
People from various walks of life including CPI(M) MP from Kasaragod P Karunakaran, local CPI MLA Pallipram Balan and Congress leader M M Hassan paid floral tributes to the departed leader.
Funeral ceremony would be held at the Kammadam Juma Masjid grave yard near Parappa in the district this afternoon, they said.