Ex-AIADMK minister Aranganayagam dead

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Chennai,Apr 29 (PTI) Former AIADMK Minister C Aranganayagam, who had the unique distinction of serving in the cabinets of former chief ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, died following age-related illness at a city hospital here on Thursday.

He was 90.

Aranganayagam was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on four occasions - twice from Thondamuthur constituency and two times from Coimbatore West constituency. He had held the education portfolio.

'He was among those (leaders) who directly interacted with late chief ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. He had held several key positions in the party including headquarters secretary,' said AIADMK coordinator and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator and chief minister K Palaniswami in a joint statement here.

Expressing grief over his death due to age-related illness at a hospital here, the two leaders conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family. PTI JSP BN BALA BN BALA