Vijayakanth, DMDK Chief, Dies After Tested COVID-19 Positive

On Thursday, 71-year-old actor and DMDK president Vijayakanth passed away at a private hospital in Chennai. According to his party, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was placed on ventilator support. But according to the hospital’s statement, he had pneumonia.

According to a hospital statement, “Captain Vijayakanth was admitted with pneumonia and was receiving ventilator support.” On December 28, 2023, in the morning, he passed away despite the medical staff’s greatest efforts.”

On Tuesday, Vijayakanth was brought to the hospital for a routine physical examination. The party stated at the time that Vijayakanth was “healthy” and would go home following the examinations.

MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, declared that the DMDK leader would be buried with full state honors.

PM Modi on the Death of DMDK Chief Vijayakanth

Vijayakanth, DMDK Chief with PM Modi

In a message on X, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his sympathies, stating that the loss of his “close friend” Vijayakanth left a “void that will be hard to fill”.

“Very saddened by the passing away of Thiru Vijayakanth Ji,” wrote Modi on X. His captivating performances won millions of hearts, making him a legendary figure in the Tamil cinema industry. He made a significant contribution to public service as a political leader and changed Tamil Nadu’s political climate for the better.

“His passing leaves a void that will be difficult to fill,” he continued. “I have happy memories of my contact with him throughout the years; he was a close friend. My sympathies are with his family, admirers, and many followers during this difficult time. Om Shanti.”

Others Condoles Death of DMDK Chief

Vijayakanth, DMDK Chief, Dies After Tested COVID-19 Positive

Ma Subramaniam, the minister of health for Tamil Nadu, has indeed visited DMDK chairman captain Vijayakanth at his Chennai home.

Images released by the news agency ANI showed DMDK followers lamenting the leader’s passing.

On November 20, the DMDK leader had been admitted to the hospital earlier. He was in the hospital getting treatment for a respiratory ailment.

Vijayakanth’s public persona has been shaped by his triumphant work in the cinema business, encompassing 154 roles, and his later entry into politics.

In addition to founding the DMDK, he had two terms as a member of the Legislative Assembly, representing the districts of Rishivandiyam and Virudhachalam.

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