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Chidambaram bereaved

Soundaram Kailasam, mother-in-law of Union Home Minister P Chidamaram, died after a prolonged illness in Chennai this morning.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2010 11:07 IST

Soundaram Kailasam, mother-in-law of Union Home Minister P Chidamaram, died after a prolonged illness in Chennai this morning.

She was 87 and is survived by a son and three daughters, including Nalini Chidambaram, an advocate and wife of P Chidambaram.

A prolific Tamil scholar, Soundaram had authored many books and was a powerful orator.

Her husband, Justice P S Kailasam, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, predeceased her.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his son, Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin, condoled her death and placed a wreath on the body.

Soundaram's funeral would be held this evening, family sources said.