Kerala Congress (B) President and former Minister of State R Balkrishna Pillai passed away. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Kottarakara this morning. He was ill for the last several days. Balakrishna Pillai’s son KB Ganesh Kumar informed of the news of his death.
He was the President of the Kerala Congress (B) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Nair Service Society (NSS). He started his political journey with the Congress party in 1960. He was a member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1960,1965,1977,1980,1982,1987,1991,2001 in the political journey. Pillai last contested the assembly elections in 2006.