Former AIADMK Minister C Aranganayagam, who had the unique distinction of serving in the cabinets of former chief ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, died following age-related illness at a city hospital here on Thursday. He was 90.
Aranganayagam was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on four occasions - twice from Thondamuthur constituency and two times from Coimbatore West constituency.
He had held the education portfolio.
"He was among those (leaders) who directly interacted with late chief ministers M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. He had held several key positions in the party including headquarters secretary," said AIADMK coordinator and deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator and chief minister K Palaniswami in a joint statement here.
Expressing grief over his death due to age-related illness at a hospital here, the two leaders conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family.