Former minister and MP Lonappan Nambadan passes away
Posted on: 05 Jun 2013
Kochi: Former minister and MP Lonappan Nambadan passed away at Amritha hospital, here on Wednesday at 2 pm. He was 78. He was under treatment for kidney related disease for some time. He was born on 13 November 1935, and was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He represented the Mukundapuram constituency of Kerala and was a member of the Communist Party of India. Earlier he was a state minister in two Nayanar ministries.
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He was under treatment for kidney related ailments for the past 10 years. He was admitted at the ICU of Amritha hospital four days back when his condition deteriorated. He became active in politics after he won from Kodakara panchayath in 1963. He joined Kerala Congress when it was formed in 1964. In 1977, he contested polls from Kodakara as UDF candidate and then again in 1980. He was the transport minister when EK Nayanar government came to power. He later parted ways with Kerala Congress and contested as independent candidate for four times backed by CPM. In 2004 he contested against Padmaja Venugopal and reached parliament. He also worked as teacher, farmer and drama artist and acted in many dramas and films