G.S. Muraleedharan, general secretary of Kovai Keraleeya Samajam and Assistant Director at the Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner here, passed away at Thiruvananthapuram on November 8. He was 54.

He was the president of the Arena Expression Group that worked in the fields of stage shows, drama and folk arts. He had written and directed a number of dramas in Coimbatore with the cooperation of various Malayali Associations. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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