Former MP Krishna Iyer passes away

Former MP and Gandhian VS Krishna Iyer passed away at his residence here on Monday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2011, 19:24 PM IST

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