Kozhikode: Former mayor and an eminent lawyer Adv A Shankaran (84) passed away. He was a member of NCP state committee and former president of Indian National Labour Congress.
A Shankaran was active in the political and cultural arena of Kozhikode for the past six decades. He served as a councillor of Kozhikode Corporation for 10 years. Meanwhile, he got elected as chairman of the standing committee of the corporation and took charge as Mayor in 1983. He was the chairman of the Mayor's Council and attended the World Summit of Mayors held at Paris.
Shankaran started his political career through the students union KSU while pursuing a pre-degree course from Farook college in Kozhikode.
He is survived by wife Lalitha and children Adarsh Shankar and Abhilash Shankar. After paying public homage at Town Hall, his mortal remains were cremated at Puthiyapalam crematorium on Thursday.