DMK MLA and former Minister K P P Samy passes away

DMK MLA and former Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister KPP Samy died in Chennai this morning after prolonged illness.

He was elected from Tiruvottiyur constituency, and held the portfolio of Fisheries between 2006 and 2011 in former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s Cabinet.

DMK spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member TKS Elangovan said, “He had been undergoing treatment for the past few months and was not able to move around. He died in his home.”

Elangovan added: “He was first elected in the 2006 assembly election, and our leader (M Karunanidhi) made him the fisheries minister. He was also the chief of the party’s fisheries wing.”

His brothers K P Shankar and K P Chokalingam are Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam cadre of Tiruvottiyur.

His brother K P Shankar was also a Councillor of the Greater Chennai Corporation ward No.5 at Tiruvottiyur Zone and represents the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.