Coimbatore, June 30 (PTI) Former DMK MLA K Kandasamy passed away at a private hospital here today after a brief illness, party sources said Also Read - Farmer Leaders Allege Deep Sidhu Provoked All at Red Fort, Actor Says it Was Symbolic Protest

Kandasamy (78) was a bachelor. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News: Rs 1000 Pension Per Month to Elderly, 75% Reservation in Jobs For Locals in Jharkhand

He represented Kinathukadavu assembly constituency in the district from 1989-1991 and had participated in the anti-Hindi protest in 1960. Also Read - Anyone Who Wants COVID Vaccine Could Get it This Spring: US President Joe Biden

He was admitted to the hospital for age-related illness a couple of days ago and breathed his last this afternoon, the sources said.

His last rites were performed late this evening, in which party leaders and workers, including former union minister M Kannappan, participated, they said.

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