Former Karnataka chief secretary and Congress leader J Alexander passed away Friday. He was 83.
His last rites will be performed on Saturday. He is survived by two children and four grandchildren.
He was being treated at a hospital in the city due to illness.
Received the sad news of the demise of Dr. J Alexander. He remained a dedicated member of the Congress family till the very end.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 14, 2022
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/QQuesJyqVA
Alexander hails from Kerala, joined the IAS in 1963 with Karnataka as his cadre. He also served as chief secretary in 1992.
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He later joined the Congress and was elected as MLA from the erstwhile Bharatinagar constituency in Bengaluru. He was the tourism minister in the SM Krishna government.