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CMP leader M V Raghavan passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur (Ker) 

Veteran Communist Marxist Party leader and former minister M V Raghavan, a key figure in politics for long, died here today, according to his family.

Raghavan (81) was keeping indifferent health for quite some time, they said.

Once a firebrand CPI(M) leader, Raghavan quit the party and floated the CMP following differences with the leadership in the mid-1980s.

Since then he had been with the Congress-led and became a Minister twice, handling the Co-operation portfolio.

Recently, a faction in the CMP pulled out of the and moved closer to the

Raghavan had been bed-ridden for the last two years due to various ailments.

He is survived by wife Janaki, a daughter and three sons, one of whom M V Girish Kumar is a journalist.

First Published: Sun, November 09 2014. 11:20 IST
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