Former Kerala minister VP Ramakrishna Pillai dies
- Pillai was the Irrigation and Labour Minister in EK Nayanar Ministry.
- He was a founder member of the RSP
Former Kerala Minister and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader VP Ramakrishna Pillai passed away at Thiruvananthapuramon Tuesday afternoon. He was 85.
Pillai, who was ailing for quite some time, breathed his last at a private hospital in Kerala capital.
One of the founder members of the RSP, Pillai was the member of the national committee of the party. He also held the post of state secretary of the party for long since 2008.
Ramakrishna Pillai represented Eravipuram constituency in Kollam in the 8th and 10th Assemblies. He was the irrigation and labour minister of Kerala from 1998 to 2001 in the E K Nayanar ministry.
Pillai was also the director of Kerala State Co-operative Bank, Kerala State Warehousing Corporation and Kerala State Coir Marketing Federation.
Born on 12 November in 1931 at Kollam, he entered politics as a student leader of Kerala Socialist Party.
The cremation will be held at his residence in Kollam with state honours on Wednesday.