Three-time DMK MLA J Anbazhagan succumbs to COVID-19

DMK legislator J. Anbazhagan, a Covid-19 patient died here at a private hospital in Chennai on Wednesday, said party officials.

The three-time MLA and veteran leader of DMK Anbazhagan undergoing treatment at the private hospital Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre here was in a critical condition.

The The 62-year-old MLA was admitted in the hospital on June 2 with acute respiratory distress syndrome and his Covid PCR test returned positive at the time of admission.

In a statement DMK President M.K.Stalin said the heart fails to accept that party’s hardworker Anbazhagan is dead. Stalin said as a mark of respect for Anbazhagan the party will follow three days of mourning and its flag will fly at halt staff. He also said all party’s function stands postponed.

Anbazhagan represented the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in the Assembly, a seat held by former DMK president M. Karunanidhi in the past.

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