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Former TN minister Edmund passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

Former Minister G R Edmund of passed away here today following brief illness.

82-year old Edmund was undergoing treatment for respiratory and heart problems at a hospital here and died today, party sources said.

A three-time MLA, he was the Food Minister in the cabinet and had also been the Deputy Speaker of the and Government's Representative in

He was elected twice to the Assembly from Tiruchendur and once from Tirunelveli constituencies.

Chief Minister and supremo condoled the death of Edmund.

"I extend my condolences to the bereaved family members. I wish that his soul rests in peace," she said in a statement in Chennai.

First Published: Mon, June 03 2013. 00:47 IST