Former Karnataka Minister Abdul Samad passes away

A.K. Abdul Samad, former Health Minister, passed away on Tuesday morning in Bengaluru due to age-related ailments, his family sources said. He was 87.

Mr. Samad, a businessman, joined the Congress and was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Ramanagaram in 1978. He served as the Minister for Health and Family Planning in the D. Devaraj Urs government.

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