Vasan`s uncle and former Cong MLA passes away

Soundaraja Moopanar, former Congress MLA and uncle of Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan died at a private hospital here after a prolonged illness.

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2010, 22:30 PM IST

Chennai: Soundaraja Moopanar, former Congress
MLA and uncle of Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan died at a
private hospital here after a prolonged illness.

He was 77 and is survived by his wife, two sons and a
daughter.

The body was taken to his native village of Kabisthalam in
Thanjavur district. The funeral will take place tomorrow,
family sources said.

Soundaraja Moopanar was also the brother-in-law of late G
K Moopanar, a veteran Congress leader.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi placed a wreath on
the body of Moopanar and consoled Vasan.

Soundaraja Moopanar represented Papanasam constituency in
Tamil Nadu Assembly for a term from 1967.

PTI