DMK MLA Anbazhagan succumbs to Covid virus


The first political death due to Coronavirus in south India has reported from Tamilnadu with the DMK party MLA Jayaraman Anbazhagan passed away in Chennai at the age of 61 this morning.

Anbazhagan was admitted to Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre at Chromepet in Chennai on June 2 after he was tested positive.

“The 61-year old MLA, who has been fighting for his life with severe COVID-19 pneumonia rapidly deteriorated early this morning. In spite of full medical support, including mechanical ventilation at our COVID-19 facility, he succumbed to his illness,” the hospital said in a statement.

A 3 time MLA from the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in Chennai District, Anbazhagan got elected in 2001, 2011 and 2016. 

Chief Ministers of Tamilnadu and Puducherry, Edappadi K Palaniswami and V Narayana Samy respectively have expressed his condolence over MLA’s death to his family. DMK president MK Stalin also condoled Anbazhagan’s death and paid tributes to him.