Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu died at a non-public hospital within the metropolis the place he was handled for Covid-19, a bulletin from it stated on Sunday.
The 72 year-old minister, who was on life assist for a number of days after being admitted on October 13, breathed his final at 11.15 pm on Saturday, the Kauvery Hospital stated. “With deep grief, we announce the unhappy demise of Honourable Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu,” hospital Govt Director Dr Aravdindan Selvaraj stated within the temporary medical bulletin.
A 3-time AIADMK MLA, Doraikkannu is survived by spouse and 6 kids.
He’s the third sitting elected consultant from the State to have died after contracting coronavirus, the others being DMK MLA J Anbazhagan and Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kanniyakumari H Vasanthakumar.
Doraikkannu has represented Papanasam in Thanjavur district within the state meeting since 2006 and was inducted within the cupboard in 2016 by late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
TN Guv, CM condole demise
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and DMK president M Ok Stalin amongst others condoled Doraikkannu’s demise.
Doraikannu was recognized for his “simplicity, humbleness, straightforwardness, governance abilities 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 sturdy mark,” Purohit stated in a message.
Palaniswami, who described the late chief as an “elder brother,” stated Doraikkannu had joined the AIADMK when it was based by the late CM M G Ramachandran in 1972, including he had served the social gathering with dedication since then. Doraikkannu had effectively dealt with his Agriculture portfolio, he stated, describing him as an affable particular person.
In an announcement, the chief minister stated the senior chief’s demise was a “nice loss” to the social gathering and the state and prolonged his sympathies to the bereaved household.
Palaniswami visited the hospital on Sunday and paid floral tributes to a portrait of Doraikkannu there.
In a separate social gathering assertion, Panneerselvam and Palaniswami, AIADMK Coordinator and Co-Coordinator respectively, recalled the late minister’s decades-long affiliation with the social gathering and hailed him for his “efficient public service.”
Stalin, the Chief of the Opposition within the State meeting, expressed shock over the minister’s demise. In an announcement, he urged these in public life to train warning throughout their work in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Telangana Governor Tamiliasai Soundarajan and leaders of varied political events together with Vaiko (MDMK), G Ok Vasan (TMC), S Ramadoss (PMK), L Murugan (BJP) and people of CPI and CPI-M additionally expressed their condolences.
Doraikkannu had complained of uneassiness on October 13 whereas travelling to Salem and was rushed to the federal government medical school hospital in Villupuram. The identical day, he was shifted to the Kauvery Hospital, the place he examined optimistic for Covid-19.
The hospital had stated on Monday the Minister was being handled for extreme Covid pneumonia and its problems and placed on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), a heart- lung help machine, and ventilator.