Tamil Nadu : First VIP Politician Died by COVID
Chennai : Tamil Nadu DMK MLA J Anbazhagan from Chepauk-Triplicane , who had tested positive for novel coronavirus , died in Chennai hospital on Wednesday morning. J Anbazhagan is the first big political leader to die of COVID-19 in the Southern state. The 61 years old mass leader was admitted to hospital on June 2 over ‘severe acute respiratory distress’ and tested positive for Wuhan virus at the time.
He was put on Ventilator support on June 3 when his breathing trouble worsened . He was been treated for COVID-19 at Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre at Chromepet in Chennai.
The 61-year old MLA, who has been fighting for his life with severe COVID-19 pneumonia rapidly deteriorated early this morning. Inspite of full medical support, including mechanical ventilation at our COVID-19 facility, he succumbed to his illness,
The hospital said in a statement
Tamil Nadu: DMK MLA J Anbazhagan who was suffering from COVID19 passes away at a private hospital in Chennai pic.twitter.com/g0LQMNw0v3
— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami expressed sorrow over DMK MLA J Anbazhagan’s death and offered his deepest condolence to his family and beloved.
திமுக சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினரும் அக்கட்சியின் முன்னோடி நிர்வாகிகளில் ஒருவருமான திரு.ஜெ.அன்பழகன் அவர்கள் இன்று சிகிச்சை பலனின்றி உயிரிழந்தார் என்ற செய்தி மிகுந்த வருத்தமளிக்கிறது. அன்னாரது குடும்பத்தினருக்கும் அவர் சார்ந்த இயக்கத்தினருக்கும் எனது ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கலை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.
— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) June 10, 2020
DMK President M K Stalin also condoled Anbazhagan’s death and paid rich tribute to him . Stalin tweeted “The thunder and the lightning went down …. Brother who is devoted to the work of the people and is a flaming torch @JAnbazhagan . How can I forget ? … ”
இடியும் மின்னலும் ஒருசேர இறங்கியது!
மக்கள் பணியில் அர்ப்பணித்துக்கொண்டு, தியாக தீபமாக சுடர்விட்டொளிரும் சகோதரர் @JAnbazhagan ஐ எப்படி மறப்பேன்? நானே தேம்பி அழும் நிலையில், அன்புவின் குடும்பத்தார்க்கும், உடன்பிறப்புகளுக்கும் எப்படி ஆறுதல் சொல்வேன்? இனி எப்போது பாச முகம் காண்பேன்?
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) June 10, 2020
Khushbu Sundar wrote “Extremely Saddened to know #DMK Leader #JAnbazhagan has left us heartbroken . He was a gen. Of my 5 years in DMK, I saw him always hardworking .One who was never afraid to raise and stand for the right. Always helping the poor and needy .He will be sorely missed #RIP Anna”
Extremely saddened to know #DMK Leader #JAnbazhagan has left us heartbroken. He was a gem. Of my 5 years in DMK, I saw him always hardworking. One who was never afraid to raise questions and stand for the right. Always helping the poor n needy. He will be sorely missed #RIP Anna
— KhushbuSundar ❤️ (@khushsundar) June 10, 2020
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasdamy tweeted “My heartfelt on the demise of Shri Anbalagan DMK leader and Member of Legislative Assembly #TamilNadu ….. ”
My heartfelt condolences on the demise of Shri Anbalagan #DMK leader & Member of Legislative Assembly #TamilNadu .
He was a strong leader of Dravidian movement pillar of DMK. His loss is great loss personally to DMK President Shri @mkstalin .
May his soul rest in peace.
— V.Narayanasamy (@VNarayanasami) June 10, 2020
Tamil Nadu Minister of Health , Dr. C Vijayabaskar also expressed his sadness for the loss of J Anbalagan.
I am deeply saddened about the loss of Mr.#JAnbazhagan MLA this morning. My heartfelt condolences to his family, people of his constituency and his party. May his soul rest in peace. #RIP #JAnbazhagan pic.twitter.com/AsL7lBjopN
— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) June 10, 2020
However, J Anbalagan was also a film producer . He produced ‘Aadhi Baghavan’ in 2013 and a distributor for another ‘Yaaruda Mahesh (2013)’ under his Anbu Pictures banner.
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