Tindivanam K Ramamurthy, former chairman of Tamil Nadu Congress committee, dies at 86 after illness

Chennai, August 8: Former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Chairman Tindivanam K Ramamurthy died here on Sunday and leaders including Chief Minister MK Stalin offered condolences. He was 86 years old and died of an illness. Ramamurthy had served in various positions in the party including Secretary of State, Secretary General and led the Tamil Nadu Congress Unit as President, a party statement said here.

A former MP and MP for Rajya Sabha appointed between 1984 and 1990, he was also previously the Leader of the Opposition in the now defunct Legislative Council and worked hard for the growth of the Congress party, the TNCC chairman says , KS Alagiri.

Condoling Ramamurthy’s death and expressing his grief, Alagiri said he raised his voice for the people’s issues in the Assembly and worked to protect the interests of the backward classes.

“The death of Tindivanam Ramamurthy is an irreparable loss and I send my condolences and to his family and friends,” Alagiri said. Chief Minister Stalin, who laid a wreath over the body at the former TNCC chief’s residence here, said Ramamurthy had died of an illness and was distressed to hear this.

Hailing Ramamurthy as a Congress veteran in the national mainstream who worked closely with leaders like K Kamaraj, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Stalin said he fought for welfare and rights of Tamil Nadu and made the state famous.

AIADMK top leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami recalled in a statement that Ramamurthy worked in a spirit of friendship when their party aligned with the Congress years ago and praised the work of the former head of the TNCC for the welfare of the people.

Congress Legislature Party Leader K Selvaperunthagai, Pattali Founding Leader Makkal Katchi S Ramadoss, Indian Union Muslim League Leader KM Khader Mohideen, Amma Makkal Leader Munnetra Kazhagam, TTV Dhinakaran, were others who forgave Ramamurthy’s death. All the leaders conveyed their sympathies and condolences to the bereaved.

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