Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who had examined optimistic for coronavirus, died final night time at a non-public hospital in Chennai. He was 72.
The minister had examined optimistic on October 13 for the extremely 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 Govt Director Dr Aravdindan Selvaraj stated 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 stated.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the grieving household throughout this tough interval,” the assertion added.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who had additionally examined optimistic for coronavirus in August, paid tributes to the minister. R Doraikkannu “was recognized for his simplicity, humbleness, straightforwardness, governance abilities and dedication in direction of the welfare of farming group. He dealt with Ministry of Agriculture with full dedication and engraved his sturdy mark. His premature demise is an irreparable loss to the folks of Tamil Nadu and notably to the AIADMK celebration,” 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 per cent lung involvement vis-a-vis the an infection and he was placed on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and ventilator.
A number of prime politicians have contracted the virus since India reported its first case on January 31.
In August, former president Pranab Mukherjee died, weeks after testing optimistic. Junior Railways Minister Suresh Angadi, Covid optimistic, had died in September. Vinod Kumar Singh, a Bihar minister, died at a hospital in Delhi in October.
(With inputs from PTI)