Former Union Minister T.G. Venkataraman Dead

Former Union Minister T G Venkataraman (82) died here today following a brief illness.

An advocate by profession, he was a DMK representative in the I K Gujral-led government, holding the portfolio of Surface Transport.

He represented Tindivanam constituency in 1996 and was earlier a Rajya Sabha MP also.

Venkataraman breathed his last today, DMK sources said.

Meanwhile DMK President M Karunanidhi condoled the death of Venkataraman, saying he was an ardent activist who worked for the welfare of the Dravidian movement.

"He never failed to accompany me whenever I was on a tour of South Arcot districts. I am deeply saddened to hear of his sudden demise. I extend my deep condolences to the bereaved family members and Villupuram district party cadres", he said in a statement.

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