Political News, Nation, (Chennai), June 10:- J Anbazhagan, a Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam passed away at a hospital in Chennai on wee hours of Wednesday due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The 61-year-old veteran politician was a close confidante of party leader MK Stalin. Unfortunately, Anbazhagan’s demise coincides with his 62nd birthday.
He served as an MLA thrice and was among the key strategists for the DMK. Anbazhagan was first elected MLA in 2001.
On Tuesday, Dr Rela Hospital had declared the DMK MLA “very critical”, saying his existing kidney disease pared his chances.
Anbazhagan was actively involved in MK Stalin’s ‘Ondrinaivom Va’ (Let’s come together) initiative to provide relief materials to the people facing trouble due to coronavirus lockdown in Tamil Nadu.
Anbazhagan was admitted to the hospital last week after he complained of severe acute respiratory distress. He was later tested positive for coronavirus. The DMK MLA was put on ventilator support on June 3 as his situation worsened.
Anbazhagan represented Chepauk-Triplicane constituency in the city and had undergone a liver transplant about 15 years ago.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)