Tamil Nadu Minister, C Karrupasamy, died at a private hospital in the city on Saturday afternoon owing to his illness. He was undergoing treatment in the hospital for cancer.
He was 56 years old and is survived by his wife and a daughter and a son.
Karrupasamy was alloted the plot of Animal Husbandry when the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Ministry headed by Jayalalithaa came into power in May.
Subsequently, his portfolio was changed from Animal Husbandry to Sports and Youth Welfare. After he was hospitalised in late July, he was made the Minister without protfolio.
Karrupasamy was one among the four legislators who were elected to the Assembly in the year 1996 when the AIADMK routed in.
Since then, he was elected four times in the constituency. He was the Minister during the previous AIADMK regime in 2002.
News reported by AR for Newsvision news