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  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.”

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

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