Alappuzha | Former Speaker and minister of Kerala, T.S. John (76), has died.
John, who has been under treatment for cancer, breathed his last while being taken to a private hospital in Chertala from Kochi Thursday.
He was the Working Chairman of Kerala Congress (Secular). Late Aleykutty is his wife.
He was born in 1939 at Kaviyoor.
John is one of the founder members of Kerala Congress. He was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from Kallooppara constituency four times. He was the Speaker for a short period from 17-2-1976 to 25-3-1977.
T.S. John also served as the Minister for Food & Civil Supplies in 1978 in the A.K. Antony Cabinet, and continued in the same portfolio in the following Government under the leadership of P.K.Vasudevan Nair.
He split with P.C. George before the recent Assembly election.