N Sankaraiah, veteran Marxist leader dies at 102

N Sankaraiah was born in the coastal town of Tuticorin. His journey was marked by resilience and dedication to the cause of freedom.

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N Sankaraiah, who was a freedom fighter and veteran CPM leader, took his last breath on Wednesday morning at a private hospital in Chennai. He passed away at the age of 102. He was being treated for viral fever.

About N Sankaraiah & his freedom struggle

N Sankaraiah was born in the coastal town of Tuticorin. His journey was marked by resilience and dedication to the cause of freedom. He was jailed for 18 months as a student leader at the American College in Madurai during the freedom struggle in 1941. Throughout his life, he spent a total of 8 years behind bars.

Sankariah’s political career

After fighting the battleground of independence, Sankariah switched his career to the political arena, Sankaraiah served as of Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) thrice.

Notably, the ruling DMK government honoured him with the prestigious Thagaisal Thamizhar Award. However, Sankaraiah chose to return the awarded sum of 10 lakhs to the government.

Recently, Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi declined to sign the file recommending an honorary doctorate for Sankaraiah, despite approval from Madurai Kamaraj University's Senate and Syndicate.

CM MK Stalin pays homage 

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin pays homage to veteran Marxist leader N Sankaraiah who passed away earlier today following illness in Chennai.