Chennai: Previous Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Tindivanam K Ramamurthy died here on Sunday and leaders including Chief Minister M K Stalin pity his death. He was 86 and demised due to illness.
Ramamurthy had chaired various positions in the party including that of state secretary, general secretary and had led the Tamil Nadu Congress unit as its president, a party release here said. An Ex-MLA, and a nominated Rajya Sabha MP between 1984 and 1990, he was also the former leader of opposition in the now bygone legislative council, and worked hard for the development of the Congress party, TNCC president K S Alagiri said.
Pitying Ramamurthy’s death and expressing sorrow, Alagiri said he lifted his voice for people’s issues in the Assembly and worked to shield the interests of backward classes. “Tindivanam Ramamurthy’s death is an irrecoverable loss and I convey my sorrow to his family and friends,” Alagiri said.
CM Stalin, who placed a wreath over the body at the ex TNCC chief’s residence here, said Ramamurthy died due to illness and he was agonized to learn about it. Glorifying 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 Tamil Nadu’s welfare and rights and brought importance to the state.
AIADMK key leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami in a statement remembered that Ramamurthy worked with a spirit of friendship when their party merged with the Congress years ago and glorified the former TNCC chief’s work for the welfare of people. Congress legislature party leader K Selvaperunthagai, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder leader S Ramadoss, Indian Union Muslim League chief K M Khader Mohideen, Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran were others who pitied Ramamurthy’s death. All the leaders expressed their sympathies and condolences to the bereaved..