Murasoli Maran, a minister without portfolio in the
union cabinet, died at the Apollo Hospital here yesterday
after a prolonged illness. He was 69 and is survived
by his wife, two sons and a daughter. The funeral took
underwent an emergency valve replacement surgery in
September 2002 and has been in hospital since then.
In November last, he was flown to the US and admitted
to the Methodist Hospital and Research Institute in
Houston, Texas. He was brought back to Chennai on 7
September and readmitted to the Apollo Hospital, where
he breathed his last evening.