Former Kerala Forest Minister and senior Janata Dal (S) leader NM Joseph died due to age-related illness at Pala Marian Medical Center at 3 am here on Tuesday. He was 79.
Joseph is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son Anish Joseph and daughter Anitha. His last remains will be brought to his house at Pala at 4 pm.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 pm at St. Thomas Church, Arunapuram.
He was the minister in the EK Nayanar ministry during 1987 to 1991. NM Joseph, former state president of JD (S) was also a professor of economics at the Pala St Thomas college.