Rediff.com  » News » Leaders, public pay homage to deceased LS MP Vasanthakumar

Leaders, public pay homage to deceased LS MP Vasanthakumar

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
August 29, 2020 15:29 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Congress leaders and the general public on Saturday paid homage to deceased party Lok Sabha MP from Kanyakumari, H Vasanthakumar, who succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday.

IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri pays his respect to Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who died of COVID-19 at a hospital on Friday, at his residence, in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

>The 70-year old first time MP, and working president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee, who was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on August 10 after he tested positive for coronavirus, succumbed to the illness on Friday.

 

His mortal remains were placed at his T Nagar residence, where scores of people, including TNCC President K S Alagiri paid tributes.

IMAGE: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy pays his respect to Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who died of COVID-19 at a hospital on Friday. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

Later, Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy paid tributes to Vasanthakumar at the Kamarajar Arangam premises.

Though there were plans to keep the mortal remains at TNCC headquarters Sathyamurthy Bhavan, the plan was changed as the family insisted that they had to leave for Agastheeswaram in Kanyakumari for the final rites, Alagiri said.

Vasanthakumar, a two-time MLA (2006-11 and 2016 -19) was elected to the Lok Sabha last year.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck© Copyright 2020 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
SHARE THIS STORY 
The War Against Coronavirus

The War Against Coronavirus