Coventry's first Asian Lord Mayor has died, it's been announced.
Sucha Singh Bains served virtually continuously as a councillor since he was first elected in 1990, said the city council.
Apart from a brief two-year absence he represented the people of Upper Stoke for the Labour Party, serving as Lord Mayor in 2003-2004.
Leader of the Council, Councillor George Duggins, said: “Sucha was a good friend and a wonderful councillor who cared very deeply about the people of his ward and of the city.
“He worked tirelessly and he was an example to all councillors. I came to the council shortly after Sucha and he was always a great friend and great source of advice."
The 83-year-old died after a long battle with illness, it added.