Tamil Nadu lawmaker, DMK MLA J Anbazhagan dies due to Covid-19
The Chepauk- Triplicane MLA was being treated for the coronavirus disease and his condition had turned critical on Monday, according to the doctors treating him.Updated: Jun 10, 2020 11:27 IST
DMK lawmaker J Anbazhagan died of Covid-19 in a hospital in Chennai on Wednesday morning, his 62nd birthday.
The Chepauk- Triplicane MLA was being treated for the coronavirus disease and his condition had turned critical on Monday, according to the doctors treating him.
Considered close to DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, Anbazhagan was the party’s Chennai west district secretary.
He had complained of severe acute respiratory distress on June 2 and had tested positive for coronavirus after being hospitalised, according to news agency PTI.
He is the first legislator to die of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu is the second-most affected state in the country after Maharashtra with 34,914 Covid-19 cases reported till Tuesday. These include 16,282 active cases and 307 deaths from the virus.
(With inputs from PTI)