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Former MLA M M Nanaiah passes away

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Madikeri: Three-time MLA for Madikeri and former Minister M.M. Nanaiah (75) passed away at a private nursing home in Madikeri around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Born in Napoklu, Nanaiah completed his LLB before entering politics. He was an ardent Congressman, and a close associate of D. Devaraj Urs and R. Gundu Rao.

Though out of active politics, he continued to practice as an advocate till September last year.

Nanaiah was the Minister for Excise besides holding the portfolio of Minister for Infrastructure in S.M. Krishna’s Cabinet. He was also the general secretary of KPCC and held the post of district in-charge Minister of Kodagu.

His last rites are scheduled to be held in Napoklu on Monday.

Veteran leader and former MLC M.C. Nanaiah,  KPCC president and Home Minister G. Parameshwara and Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Dinesh Gundu Rao have condoled his demise.

He is survived by his wife Prema and sons Subramanya and Naveen.

 

 

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