CHENNAI: Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s mother LakshmiPalaniappan passed away early this morning at her residence in Chennai, family members confirmed. She was 92 and is survived by two sons, P Lakshmanan and P Chidambaram, and a daughter. Lakshmi Palaniappan had been under medication for her ailment for the past few weeks.
The funeral will be held in the evening at the Mylapore crematorium, family sources said. Chidambaram is expected to arrive in Chennai in the morning from New Delhi. Her eyes have been donated to the well-known eye hospital Shankara Netralaya as she had desired, a family member said.