Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: P.M. Muhammedali, prominent criminal lawyer in Kozhikode and State president of Lorry Owners Association died at a private hospital here on Wednesday night. He was 78.

Mr. Muhammedali had been State president of the Association for the last 40 years. He had been practising at the Kozhikode district court as advocate from 1962. He also served as the vice president of the All India Lorry Owners Federation.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

The Calicut Bar Association would hold a meeting to condole the death of Mr. Muhammedali at the MSS Auditorium here on Friday evening. Mayor M. Bhaskaran would preside over the meeting, the Association secretary V.P. Radhakrishnan said in a release here on Thursday.