Thiruvananthapuram: CPM leader and Chengannur MLA K K Ramachandran Nair passed away at a private hospital in Chennai early Sunday.
He was 65 and was undergoing treatment for a liver ailment, party sources said.
In the 2016 assembly polls, Ramachandran was elected to the state assembly from Chengannur defeating sitting legislator P C Vishnunath of Congress.
He had to taste defeat at the hands of Shobhana George from the same constituency in 2001 assembly polls.
A lawyer by profession, Ramachandran had also served as bar council president of Chengannur.
The last rites will be held on Monday.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, speaker P Sreeramakrishanan, CPI leader Kannam Rajendran and former chief minister Oommen Chandy were among those who condoled his death.
He was born at the Ala panchayath in Chengannur in 1953. He studied at NSS school and Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He began to actively participate in political activities right from his college days. He was jailed during the Emergency period.
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