Alappuzha: JSS founder-leader KR Gouri on Thursday denied reports that Communist leader TV Thomas had received the Holy Communion.
"I was with him during the last years of life and he never received the Holy Communion," Gouri, his estranged wife, said.
She was talking to reporters during the Christmas celebrations here.
Last October, a controversy had erupted after a journalist claimed that T.V. Thomas had received the Christian sacrament of "Anointing of the Sick" on his deathbed.
Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil too had claimed that Thomas wanted to confess and receive the Holy Communion.