Fmr Puducherry Agriculture Minister Chandrakasu passes away
Former Agriculture Minister of Puducherry M Chandrakasu died of renal failure (वृक्कीय विफलता) at a private hospital in Chennai today, family sources said. Chandrakasu (67) is survived by wife and a daughter Chandirapriyanga who is now the opposition AINRC legislator in Puducherry Assembly. Chandirapriyanga told PTI that Chandrakasu was under treatment for the last few years and was recently admitted to a private hospital in Chennai where he died today. Chandrakasu was first elected as Congress legislator from Neduncadu reserved constituency (चुनाव क्षेत्र) in Karaikal in 1980. He retained the seat in the 1985 polls and became Speaker of the Assembly. He was Minister in the Congress ministry led by V Vaithilingam between 1991 and 1996 after being elected for the third successive(लगातार) term from Neduncadu. He was Agriculture Minister in the AINRC government formed by Rangasamy in 2011.