Veteran CPM leader N Sankaraiah passed away today morning at the age of 102.
He was one of the founding members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
He was one of the 32 National Council members who walked out from a Communist Party of India National Council meeting held on 11 April 1964.
He was one of the founders of Madras Students organisation and was elected Secretary of Madurai Students Union.
He was arrested during the freedom struggle in 1941 and was released a day before India attained Independence in 1947.
He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly twice from Madurai West constituency in 1967 and from Madurai East East in 1977 and 1980.