Former MLC AK Subbaiah passes away at 86

07:32 PM Aug 27, 2019 | Team Udayavani |
Bengaluru: Firebrand politician and the first Karnataka unit president of BJP A K Subbaiah died on Tuesday at a private hospital due to age-related ailments, family sources said. Subbaiah, 83, is survived by wife and five sons, they said. A native of Kodagu district, he was associated with the Jan Sangh and when it emerged in the new avatar of BJP, he was assigned the role of its state president. After helming the BJP in the state for some years, he had joined the Congress in the late 1980s and later moved to JDS. He was not active politically for a long time till his demise.

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