Mercy Ravi, wife of Overseas Indian Affairs Minister, died at the
Mercy Ravi was born to a Christian family in Ernakulam. She started as a student political activist. Mercy and
Raviwas senior to Mercy at college (Maharaja’s College) and the two got married in 1969 concluding a eight-year-long love affair. Over the years, she had been the guiding force for Ravi. Apart from being Ravi’s wife, she was a politician who read a lot,..As the legislator from Kottayam from 2001-06, I was amazed in the manner how she ran the affairs of her constituency. Her departure is certainly going to be a huge void for the party in the state,”
Mercy held several key major posts in the Congress party. She was general secretary of the party and was elected president of the Indian National Trade Union Congress’ women’s committee in 2000.