KUALA LUMPUR: Former MIC deputy president Tan Sri S. Subramaniam passed away tonight. He was 77.
The former Segamat member of parliament died peacefully in his sleep about 8pm at his residence in Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya.
His son, Datuk Sunther Subramaniam, confirmed the news of his death to the New Straits Times.
He said the family would make know details of the funeral arrangements at a later time and date.
Subramaniam had suffered a stroke on Nov 11, 2011, and had been bedridden since.
Subramaniam was the longest serving MIC deputy president from 1979 to 2006 and was a two-term MP for the Damansara constituency between 1974 and 1982.
He was elected the Segamat MP in 1982 and defended the seat for four terms until 1999.
He also served as the deputy domestic trade and consumer affairs minister between 1995 and 2004.
Subramaniam is survived by his wife, Puan Seri Tina Subramaniam, 70, and three children.