Indian actor and politician completes divorce from doctor wife

Indian actor and politician KB Ganesh Kumar has completed his divorce from wife Dr Yamini Thankachi.

The 46 year-old actor is known for his roles in southern Indian Malayalam films but is also the the son of a politician and has been active in regional politics within the state of Kerala for more than a decade. He was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in May 2001. He became the Keralan Minister for Forests & Environment, Sports and Cinema ten years later.

He and Yamini signed a divorce contract at the home of at the home of her mother earlier this week, ending their marriage of more than a decade. Keralan Labour Minister Shibu Baby John helped to broker the settlement.

Thankachi has received custody of the couples’ two children, as well as land and property in a financial settlement, but she has also been barred from discussing details with the media, the Deccan Chronicle reports.

Last month Kumar was assaulted by a man who claimed the minister had been having an extramarital affair with his wife. Since then the actor has come under pressure to resign his seat.

Photo of the Kerala Legislative Assembly by Rajithmohan via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence

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