Former Rajya Sabha MP and prominent CPM leader P R Rajan, 75, passed away on Wednesday morning. He had been undergoing treatment for the past three years for age-related illness. He breathed his last at his residence near Kerala Varma College here around 11 am.
Rajan, the founding general secretary of the Kerala Non-Gazetted Officers’ Union. entered social service through service organisation activities, soon after he joined the Sales Taxes Dept.
He had served jail term during the Emergency. In 1991, he quit job and contested Assembly election from Kodakara constituency in 1991 and 1996.
In July 2006, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Rajan played crucial role in building the CPM in Thrissur during his stint as the party district secretary in 2005. He leaves behind his wife Indiradevi, children Deepa, Smitha and Rajesh.