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Former Mizoram Governor Purushothaman passes away

Aizawl: Vakkom B.Purushothaman, who served as the Governor of Mizoram from 2011 to 2014 passed away today. He was 95. 

The present Governor of Mizoram, Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati, upon hearing the sad news about the former Governor of Mizoram, sent his condolences to the bereaved family, through his Twitter Handle, this evening.

Purushothaman, who was born in the village of Vakkom in Thiruvananthapuram district on 12 April 1928, was a towering leader of the Congress in Kerala and played an instrumental role in the growth of the party. He was considered a ‘guru’ to the current leadership of the party.

The veteran Congress leader was elected to the Kerala Assembly five times from Attingal assembly constituency and became a minister thrice, handling portfolios like agriculture, health and tourism. He was the longest-served Speaker of the Kerala assembly, from 1982 to 1984 and again from 2001 to 2004.

He was also elected twice to the Lok Sabha from Alappuzha constituency and served from 1984 to 1991.

Purushothaman served as the 6th Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 1993 to 1996, the Governor of Mizoram from 2011 to 2014 and Governor of Tripura for two months in 2014.

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