Former MP Krishna Iyer passes away
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Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011, 19:24
  
Bangalore: Former MP and Gandhian VS Krishna Iyer passed away at his residence here on Monday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.

He was 90. He is survived by wife and his adopted children. Iyer, who was ailing for the past few months, had been recently discharged from a hospital.

A veteran freedom fighter, Iyer represented Bangalore South in the eighth Lok Sabha during 1984-89 and was also Mayor of the city during 1962-63.

He was a close associate of former Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde and had striven hard to strengthen the then Janata Party.

Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Janata Dal (Secular) leader PGR Scindhia were among those who paid their last respects to the departed leader at his residence.

The mortal remains were cremated in the presence of a large number of people.

PTI


First Published: Monday, July 25, 2011, 19:24


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