Kochi: Former MLA and CPI(M) Ernakulam district committee member, M K Purushotaman, passed away at his residence at nearby Vypeen late last night.
He was 52 and leaves his wife and son,family sources said.
Purushotaman complained of chest pain and was admitted to hospital last night, sources said.
He was elected to the state assembly from Njarakkal in 2006.
The funeral will be held later today.