Politician-turned-educationist Jeppiar passed away in Chennai on Saturday night.
He was suffering from health ailments and was admitted to a private hospital on the outskirts of Chennai. His end came Saturday night, sources said.
Jesadimai Pangiraj was his full name. He was considered close to former chief minister and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran. He occupied various posts in the AIADMK and the government.
Jeppiar passes away
Later, he quit politics and started various educational institutions, including the renowned Sathyabama University. He was also an actor and an entrepreneur.
He was also the president of the Consortium of Professional, Arts and Science Colleges of Tamil Nadu.
Jeppiar is survived by wife Remibhai, daughters and other family members.