Chennai: Veteran BJP leader and its former Tamilnadu unit president K N Lakshmanan died on Monday in Salem due to age related problems.
The 92 year-old former legislator breathed his last at his residence in Sevvaipettai in Salem. He is survived by wife, son and daughter.
Lakshmanan had represented the Mylapore constituency here in the State Assembly from 2001-06 and had headed the BJP State unit twice.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Anguished by the demise of Shri KN Lakshmanan Ji. He was at the forefront of serving the people of Tamilnadu and expanding the BJP organisation there. His role in the anti-Emergency movement and participation in socio-cultural activities will always be remembered. Om Shanti.”
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan condoled his death, recalling his principled and simple life.
DMK president M K Stalin also expressed grief over the death of the veteran leader.