Former Minister Poondi K. Ayyaru Vandaiyar, no more

Mr. Vandaiyar had served as the Minister of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Board; he passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Sunday

Published - July 05, 2021 02:53 pm IST - THANJAVUR

Former Minister, Poondi K. Ayyaru Vandaiyar (86) breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai on Sunday.

The departed leader was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the Thanjavur constituency in 1984 as a Congress candidate, and later switched over to the AIADMK. He got elected to the Assembly from Thiruvaiyaru constituency on an AIADMK ticket in 2001 and served as the Minister of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Board for a brief period.

Recently, he was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai as his health condition had deteriorated. He breathed his last on Sunday morning and his mortal remains were brought to Poondi where the funeral was conducted. He is survived by a son and daughter.

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