Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday expressed grief at the death of Kerala Governor M O H Farook.

Farook died in Chennai on Thursday night.

In his condolence message, Kumar described Farook as "a visionary" leader.

"Farook's contributions as Governor of Jharkhand and Kerala and in other capacity would always be remembered. His untimely demise has caused an irreparable loss to the society and politics," he said.

Kumar noted that Farook during his gubernatorial stint in Kerala and Jharkhand had shown extra-ordinary administrative skills.

Meanwhile, the state Youth Congress led by its president Lalan Kumar organised a condolence meeting here.

"His (Farook's) death has caused irreparable loss to the political arena and society as well," Kumar said.

Former MP and Congress leader Ranjit Ranjan, Shashi Ranjan, Rohit Kumar and Syed Kamran Hussain also condoled the death of Farook.

Farook, 74, died last night at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment since last month for renal problems and other ailments.