Congress MP H Vasanthakumar dies of Covid-19 at Chennai hospital

H Vasanthakumar was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals here on August 10 with coronavirus infection
Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, H Vasanthakumar( / Congress)
Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, H Vasanthakumar( / Congress)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | | Edited by Shivani Kumar

Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, H Vasanthakumar succumbed to Covid-19 disease on Friday .

The first time MP from Tamil Nadu, Vasanthakumar was being treated at the Greams Road facility of the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. He was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and was in critical condition after contracting severe Covid-19 pneumonia.

Mourning the 70-year-old leader’s demise, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “During my interactions with him, I always saw his passion towards Tamil Nadu’s progress. Condolences to his family and supporters.”

“Sad to know the passing of Shri H. Vasanthakumar, MP from Kanyakumari. An entrepreneur and social activist, he earned his name in the world of politics and business. His devotion to people’s cause in Tamil Nadu was inspiring. Condolences to his family, friends and followers, ” said President Ram Nath Kovind on Twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also expressed his condolences.

Recalling his close association with the leader, state chief minister V Narayanasamy said, “the TNCC (Tamil Nadu Congress Committee) has lost a great and dedicated leader.”

Vasanthakumar was a hard working entrepreneur who contributed a lot to the Congress, the chief minister also said.

Vasanthakumar was a two-time MLA and elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2019 elections.

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