Veteran DMK leader Ko Si Mani passes away in Kumbakonam

Ko Si Mani was elected to Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from Kumbakonam constituency in 1989, 1996, 2001 and 2006.

Published: 02nd December 2016 11:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2016 06:50 AM   |  A+A-

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Former DMK minister Ko Si Mani (File|PTI)

By Express News Service

THANJAVUR : Former minister and DMK’s senior leader in the central region Ko Si Mani passed away at a private hospital in Kumbakonam on Friday. He was 87 and had been ailing for a while.


A native of Mekkirimangalam in Nagapppattinam, Mani settled in Aaduthurai near Kumbakonam and was a regular face during DMK regimes, holding portfolios of Local Administration and Cooperation, Agriculture.


He is credited with grooming party treasurer M K Stalin, who was an MLA then, to head the ministry of Local Administration. Of the five stints as MLA, Mani was elected four times from Kumbakonam and once from Aaduthurai. He was also a member of the erstwhile Legislative Council.


Mani was DMK’s district secretary of the composite Thanjavur district and also worked as the regional secretary. He was a member of the party’s policy making body till his demise.


Mani is survived by three sons and three daughters. His final rites would be conducted at Mekkirimangalam on Saturday.

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