.Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Elattuvalapil Sreedharan endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2014 general election campaigns. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Elattuvalapil Sreedharan will be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Kerala
  • 88-year-old was honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008
  • Sreedharan also served as the chief of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation