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
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.