Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
access_time 17 March 2023 9:20 AM GMT
Posted Ondate_range 9 Jun 2016 11:05 AM GMT
Updated Ondate_range 9 Jun 2016 11:05 AM GMT
Former Speaker T S John passes awaytext_fields
Alappuzha: Former Speaker and Kerala Congress (Secular) chairman T S John died at a private hospital in Cherthala here Thursday. He was 74.
John had been suffering from old-age diseases.
Born on October 21, 1939, John had been in the party leadership from the days of its formation. He was elected to the Assembly four times -- 1970, 1977, 1982 and 1996 – from Kallooppara constituency and served as the Assembly Speaker during 1976-1977.
He was the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies in the A K Antony’s Government in 1978. He held the same post later in P K Vasudevan Nair’s cabinet too.
John collaborated with PJ Joseph following the Kerala Congress split in 1978. He later joined P C George to form the Kerala Congress (Secular) in 2003.