Former Puducherry Chief Minister S Ramaswamy passes away
Former Puducherry Chief Minister S Ramassamy died at his residence(रहने का स्थान) in Puducherry on Monday after a brief illness(रोग), family sources said. He was 80 and is survived by wife and three sons. Ramassamy began his political career in DMK from student days. He was Home Minister in the DMK-CPI coalition ministry from 1969 to 1973. He shifted his allegiance to the AIADMK in 1973. He became chief minister in 1974 heading the AIADMK-CPI coalition (गठबंधन) ministry for a brief period.
He was also the Chief Minister in the AIADMK government in 1977, which lasted in office for a little over one year. He successfully contested(चुनाव लड़ा) as Independent from Karaikal in 1985 and 1990. Ramassamy joined Congress in 1992. Among those who paid last respects to the departed(स्वर्गवासी) leader included the Chief Minister V Narayanasamy.