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.
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”.