Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died final night at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 72.
The minister had tested positive on October 13 for the highly infectious illness, which has affected over 81 lakh folks within the nation and greater than 7.2 lakh folks in Tamil Nadu. He was a three-time MLA from Papanasam in Thanjavur district.
The 72-year-old AIADMK chief breathed his final late final night time, Kauvery Hospital Government Director Dr Aravdindan Selvaraj mentioned in a medical bulletin. “With deep grief, we announce the unhappy demise of Honourable Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu,” on Saturday at 11.15 pm, he mentioned.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the grieving family throughout this tough interval,” the assertion added.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who had additionally examined constructive for coronavirus in August, paid tributes to the minister. R Doraikkannu “was identified for his simplicity, humbleness, straightforwardness, governance expertise, and dedication in the direction of the welfare of the farming neighborhood. He dealt with the Ministry of Agriculture with full dedication and engraved his robust mark. His premature demise is an irreparable loss to the folks of Tamil Nadu and notably to the AIADMK get together,” the Governor was quoted as saying by information company PTI.
Final night, Chief Minister Edappadi Ok. Palaniswami had visited him within the hospital.
His CT scan had confirmed 90 percent lung involvement vis-a-vis the infection and he was placed on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and ventilator.
A number of high politicians have contracted the virus since India reported its first case on January 31.
In August, former president Pranab Mukherjee died, weeks after testing constructive. Junior Railways Minister Suresh Angadi, Covid positive, had died in September. Vinod Kumar Singh, a Bihar minister, died at a hospital in Delhi in October.