Puducherry BJP MLA K.G. Shankar passes away

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BJP’s Puducherry unit Treasurer and MLA Shri K.G. Shankar died of cardiac arrest at his residence on January 17. He was 70. Shri Shankar is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressing condolence tweeted “Pained by the passing away of Shri KG Shankar, MLA in the Puducherry Assembly. He made noteworthy efforts for the development of Puducherry and also worked to strengthen the BJP there. Condolences to his family and supporters in this hour of grief. Om Shanti.”

BJP National President said via a tweet on the demise, “Extremely saddened by the demise of Shri KG Shankar, MLA from Puducherry Assembly. He will always be remembered for his selfless service to the nation and party. My deepest condolences are with his family and supporters.”

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, Assembly Speaker V.P. Sivakolundhu, Puducherry BJP President Shri V. Saminathan and assembly secretary Shri R. Munusamy were among those who paid their last respects to the departed leader.