Due to prolonged illness, the body had deteriorated enormously and hence the doctors advised to avoid long journeys with it after death, the CPM State Secretariat explained.
The CM said words may fail him as he never considered such a farewell even in his dreams.
The tour that was scheduled to begin on Saturday had been postponed following the death of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
Yusuff Ali was addressing mediapersons after visiting Kodiyeri’s house in Thalassery.
He said Kodiyeri's demise has created a void that cannot be filled easily.
Balakrishnan, who was suffering from cancer, passed away in Chennai on Saturday after multi-organ dysfunction. He was 68.
Former president of Eranholi grama panchayat Remya says Kodiyeri was instrumental in getting her husband the best treatment
His journey from Mottammal Balakrishnan to Kodiyeri Balakrishnan - as we now know - was tough, so hard that it could have hardened any youngster.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan pens an emotional note at the passing of Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.