Veteran politician R Balakrishna Pillai passed away at the age of 87
On Monday Kerala Congress B chairman and former minister R Balakrishna Pillai died at a private hospital in Kottarakara. He was 87.
Pillai was been hospitalized following breathing difficulty. One of the pioneer of the Kerala Congress, Pillai turned into a MLA when he was only 25.
Afterward, he played an important part in forming the UDF alliance in Kerala and served as minister of transport, excise and power in various ministers. He also served a jail term after being convicted in a corruption case.
On Sunday Pillai’s son K B Ganesh Kumar had won the election to the Kerala assembly. The Kerala Congress B is presently a part of the LDF.
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