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AIADMK's Ramanathapuram strongman J K Ritheesh dead

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

and Tamil J K died Saturday due to a while he was engaged in election related work, the party said.

The 46-year old former Lok Sabha from died after he suffered a while attending to poll related work in district and despite being rushed to a hospital, the AIADMK said.

Ritheesh, alias Shivakumkar, the AIADMK's MGR youth wing deputy secretary, joined the party in the presence of late J in 2014.

A former loyalist of expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri, the had also acted in some Telugu and Tamil films, including ""

He was last seen in the recently released R J Balaji starrer "LKG".

was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha (2009) from constituency and was among the noted leaders of the AIADMK in the southern district of Ramanathapuram.

Party top leaders O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami in a release here said they were deeply grieved to learn of his demise and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family.

They lauded for his party work with loyalty to the party high command.

DMK chief M K expressed and grief over the sudden death of his former party colleague.

He said though Ritheesh joined AIADMK, he had continued his friendly ties with the party.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 19:10 IST