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NM Joseph, Former Kerala Minister And Janata Dal Leader, Dies At 79

Joseph was the Forest minister during 1987 to 1991 in the second E K Nayanar ministry. He died at the age of 79 today.

NM Joseph
Former Kerala minister and Janata Dal leader NM Joseph (Photo: File Image)

Kottayam: Former Kerala minister and senior Janata Dal leader Prof N M Joseph died on Tuesday, family sources said. He was 79. Joseph was the Forest minister during 1987 to 1991 in the second E K Nayanar ministry.

He was also a professor of economics at the Pala St Thomas college. Joseph was the state president of Janata Dal and had also served as its national vice-president.

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The funeral will take place on Wednesday. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the demise of the former state minister. Joseph had earlier published an autobiography “Ariyapedatha edukal“.