Former Deputy Speaker of Puducherry Assembly and senior Congress leader A V Sreedharan passed away owing to age-related ailments at his residence in Mahe today, government sources said.
Sreedharan (72) who was not keeping good health for past some time is survived by his wife and two sons.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told PTI that Sreedharan was a dedicated Congress functionary and a trade unionist in Mahe region, who headed the INTUC in an NTC run textile mills in the region which is an enclave of Puducherry in Kerala.
"Sreedharan was a modest and dedicated parliamentarian and had held the Palloor constituency in Mahe region consecutively for six terms without break since 1985," the Chief Minister said and recalled the laudable social services Sreedharan had rendered for upliftment of the poor and have-nots.
He was the Deputy Speaker of Puducherry Assembly between 2006 and 2011.
Puducherry Ministers including A Namassivayam rushed to Mahe to pay their last respects to the departed leader.
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