Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the demise of former Tamil Nadu BJP president KN Lakshmanan and remembered his contributions in the anti-Emergency movement, along with expanding the party's size in the state.
"Anguished by the demise of KN Lakshmanan Ji. He was at the forefront of serving the people of Tamil Nadu and expanding the BJP organisation there. His role in the anti-Emergency movement and participation in socio-cultural activities will always be remembered. Om Shanti," Modi's tweet on Monday read.
According to reports, Lakshmanan passed away at his house in Salem on Monday night due to age-related ailments.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also conveyed her condolences to the family of former Tamil Nadu BJP president.
"Sorry to hear that KN Lakshmanan is no more. As President (3 terms) of BJP TamilNadu and also as Member of Legislative Assembly, he had served the people with great dedication. My condolences to his family, friends, and all party karyakarta on this loss," Sitharaman's tweet read. (ANI)