New Delhi (NVI): H Vasanthakumar, Congress MP from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, who had tested positive for Covid-19 died of the infection this evening while undergoing treatment in Chennai’s Apollo Hospitals. He was 70.
He was admitted on August 10 with Covid symptoms and was in critical condition after contracting severe pneumonia. He had been placed on ventilator support.
Vasanthakumar is survived by his wife, who is also undergoing treatment for Covid-19, and son Vijay Vasanth who is an actor.
A first-time MP from Tamil Nadu, H Vasanthakumar had also been elected MLA twice in the past from the Nanguneri assembly constituency and was the working president of the state Congress committee.