Former Kerala minister KK Ramachandran passes away at 84

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala expressed their condolences on the death of KK Ramachandran. 

 

Former Kerala minister and senior Congress leader KK Ramachandran passed away at a private hospital in Kozhikode following a heart attack on Thursday morning.

84-year-old minister was hospitalised on Wednesday and breathed his last at 3.30 am. 

Ramachandran had represented Sulthan Bathery and Kalpetta assembly constituencies in Wayanad six times and had served as food and civil supplies minister in the AK Antony government in 1995-96 and as and as health minister in the Oommen government in 2004.

KK Ramachandran entered into politics as a Youth Congress worker and he held various party posts like Kerala PCC general secretary and congress national committee member.

By profession, he was a teacher and resigned from government service. 

He was expelled from the party in 2011 after he raised a serious allegation against party leaders in a graft case. Later he was taken back to the party but not active in politics.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala expressed their condolences on the death of KK Ramachandran. 

 

With inputs from Agency

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