January 2016, Obituaries
Former president of the Tamil Nadu unit of Janata Dal (secular) G.A. Vadivelu died of illness at a private hospital in Salem. He was 92.
Born in Golahalli in 1925, Vadivelu had briefly worked as revenue inspector under the British rule before joining the freedom movement. He later moved away from the Indian National Congress and became a follower of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan and joined the Janata Party in 1977.