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Congress MP businessman Vasanthakumar dies at 70 due to Covid

The founder of one of Tamil Nadu's oldest and biggest appliances retail chains had been admitted to hospital after developing symptoms

Congress MP businessman Vasanthakumar dies at 70 due to Covid
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A two-time MLA, Vasanthakumar was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly from Nanguneri in 2006, and thereafter in 2016.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Congress leader and Kaniyakumari district MP and businessman Vasanthakumar passed away today. He had tested positive for coronavirus a few days back.

The 70-year-old businessman was the founder of one of Tamil Nadu’s oldest and biggest appliances retail chains, Vasanth and Co. 

He was admitted to hospital on August 10 after developing Covid-19 symptoms. His niece is BJP leader and Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.

A two-time MLA, Vasanthakumar was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Assembly from Nanguneri in 2006, and thereafter in 2016. 

However, he resigned from his seat after successfully contesting from Kanyakumari parliamentary constituency in the 2019

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First Published: Aug 28 2020 | 8:44 PM IST

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