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Congress MP H Vasanthakumar succumbs to COVID-19

The 70-year old first time MP, who was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on August 10 after he tested positive for coronavirus, succumbed to the illness

twitter-logoPTI | August 28, 2020 | Updated 21:18 IST
Congress MP H Vasanthakumar succumbs to COVID-19
Congress MP from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu H Vasanthakumar

Congress MP from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu H Vasanthakumar died of COVID-19 at a hospital here on Friday, the party said.

The 70-year old first time MP, who was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on August 10 after he tested positive for coronavirus, succumbed to the illness, a party spokesperson told PTI.

Earlier, in a statement, Apollo Hospitals said the MP was in critical condition and treated by a team of doctors for severe COVID pneumonia.

Vasanthakumar was a two-time MLA and elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2019 elections.

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