Congress leader Vasanthakumar dies of Covid-19
He was admitted in Apollo Hospital here sometime back after testing positive for coronavirus.
Congress MP from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari H. Vasanthakumar died here on Friday evening due to Covid-19, officials said. He was 70.
Vasanthakumar, who was also the promoter of Vasanth & Co consumer durable retail chain, was admitted in Apollo Hospital here sometime back after testing positive for coronavirus.
He was the younger brother of veteran Congress leader Kumari Anandan whose daughter is Tamilisai Soundararajan, currently the Telangana Governor.
Vasanthakumar was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kanyakumari constituency in 2019, defeating BJP leader and former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan.
The news of Kanyakumari MP, Shri H Vasanthakumar's untimely demise due to Covid-19 has come as a shock.- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 28, 2020
His commitment to the congress ideology of serving the people will remain in our hearts forever.
Heartfelt condolences to his friends and family members. pic.twitter.com/oqhrfQXEUD
At that time, he was a sitting member of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, elected from Nanguneri seat. He subsequently resigned as an MLA.
The Vasanth & Co consumer durable retail chain is one the largest in the country with about 90 outlets, mostly in Tamil Nadu, but also in Bengaluru and Puducherry.
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