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Wednesday, 07 December 2022 11.35 AM IST

Former Minister T Sivadasa Menon passes away, departed is senior state CPM leader

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KOZHIKODE: Former minister and senior CPM leader T Sivadasa Menon passed away. He was 90. He died at a private hospital in Kozhikode Tuesday afternoon. He was elected to the assembly from Malampuzha constituency thrice and was a member of the party state secretariat for a long time.

He was the finance minister in the third E K Nayanar Ministry and the minister for electricity and rural development in the second Nayanar cabinet.

Menon was the state secretariat member of CPM in Kerala. His entry into politics was after his rigorous engagement in organising teachers’ unions in the state. He was earlier a teacher at KTM High School, Mannarghat and later became the head master of the school. He was part of the Kerala State Education Advisory Board and a member of the Syndicate of Calicut University. In his long career in the teachers front of communist party, he was first elected as the Malabar Regional President of Kerala Private Teachers Federation and later the general secretary of Kerala Private Teachers' Union (KPTU).

His wife Bhavani Amma predeceased him in 2003. He has two daughters’-- T K Lakshmi Devi and Kalyanikutty and son-in-laws Karunakara Menon and C Sreedharan Nair. He will be cremated at Manjeri on Wednesday.

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