Former Congress MLA Prayar Gopalakrishnan (73) has died. He passed following a heart attack while travelling from Oachira to Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Prayar had served as president of the Travancore Devaswom Board and was also the chairman of MILMA.
He was elected to the Assembly from Chadayamangalam in 2001.The Congress leader had fiercely fought against women’s entry to the Sabarimala hill shrine. Political leaders including Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala condoled the demise of Gopalakrishnan.