- J Anbazhagan was a MLA from DMK party in Tamil Nadu
- He took his last breath at the age of 61 today in a hospital in Chennai
- J Anbazhagan was admitted to a hospital on 2nd June where he tested positive for the deadly virus
Member of Leguislative Assembly (MLA) of Tamil Nadu, J Anbazhagan, who has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, took his last breath today in a hospital in Chennai. The 61 year old MLA from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party was admitted to the hospital on 2nd June when he experienced “severe acute respiratory distress” and was tested positive for COVID-19 at the time.
On the 3rd of June, J Anbazhagan was put on ventilator support when his breathing trouble worsened even further. He was fighting acute pneumonia and his condition, on Monday, deteriorated, said Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre, the hospital where he was being treated.
His cardiac function dropped and chronic kidney disease also contributed to his critical condition.
The hospital, in a statement today, said, “The COVID 19 pneumonia rapidly deteriorated early this morning. In spite of full medical support including mechanical ventilation at our COVID facility he succumbed to his illness.”
J Anbazhagan is the first big politician from Tamil Nadu who died because of the novel Coronavirus.
Both, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu E Palaniswami and DMK chief M K Stalin condoled the death of the politician. Stalin announced that there will be a 3 day mourning for the politician along with DMK flag at half-mast.
All DMK party events have also been called off.
A reliable DMK loyalist and a respectable organiser, J Anbazhagan was active in DMK’s community outreach amidst the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Stalin said, “How will I forget Anbazhagan, who died contracting the virus, dedicating himself for public life. My dear brother Anbazhagan… when will I see you again”.
In India, Tamil Nadu is the 2nd worst state as it has reported more than 34,000 cases of COVID-19.
The opposition DMK has been targeting the AIADMK government over its coronavirus response and accused the Chief Minister of failing to tackle the crisis effectively.
India has now crossed 2,75,000 mark of total COVID-19 patients out of which 7,719 people have lost their lives to the virus. India has already become the 6th worse affected country by the deadly virus. Globally, the total tally of COVID-19 cases has crossed 73 lakh mark out of which more than 4 lakh 13 thousand people have lost their lives.