PDP leader Poonthura Siraj passes away
Thiruvananthapuram: Poonthura Siraj, the former Acting Chairman of PDP and former councillor of Thiruvananthapuram corporation passed away here on Thursday. He was under treatment for cancer for a long time. He took his last breath at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
He was a native of Poonthura, Thiruvananthapuram. Siraj also served as PDP general secretary.
He contested the local body polls twice as a PDP candidate and once as an independent candidate.
He took effort for the release of PDP Chairman Abdul Nazer Madani's from prison. He is also a relative of Madani.
Siraj had been away from the PDP for some time.