Chidambaram bereaved

Published: 07th June 2013 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2013 02:02 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's mother Lakshmi Palaniappan died today.

She was 92, her family said.

She was not keeping well for the past few days and died early this morning, they said.

Meanwhile, a host of political leaders, including former TNCC President K V Thankgabalu, visited the house of Lakshmi Palaniappan to pay their last respects.

The cremation is expected to take place this evening, sources said.

Expressing grief, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "Sad to know about demise of Shri P Chidambaram's mother, Smt. Lakshmi Palaniappan. My condolences to the family. May her soul rest in peace".

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