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Kerala Congress leader and former MLA Prayar Gopalakrishnan passes away at age 72

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Former Congress MLA Gopalakrishnan died on Saturday at a nearby hospital. He was 72. Gopalakrishnan was the president of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) which is the apex body of temples in the state. He had also functioned as the chairman of the state-run milk cooperative society MILMA for a long period.

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According to the Sources, the former legislator was admitted to a hospital while he was on his way to Thiruvananthapuram after he felt uneasiness.

Gopalakrishnan had represented Chadayamangalam constituency in 2001. Political leaders including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala condoled the demise of Prayar Gopalakrishnan.

Ramesh Chennithala said in his message, “His death is a huge loss to the Congress party. It was Gopalakrishnan who made Milma one of the proudest institutions in the cooperative sector of the state.” In his condolence message, Pinarayi Vijayan said Prayar Gopalakrishnan had led Milma and the TDB for a long period.

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