DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan passes away at 97

South India

CHENNAI: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) General Secretary Kalyanasundaram Anbazhagan passed away here on Saturday at the age of 97.

He breathed his last at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, following a prolonged illness. He is survived by his two daughters and a son.

On February 24, the veteran DMK leader was admitted to the hospital after he complained of breathing trouble. However, his condition deteriorated later, and was put on ventilator support. 

Anbazhagan was the General Secretary of DMK for nine times from 1977. He was a nine-time MLA, one-time Lok Sabha member and former finance minister of Tamil Nadu and a close friend of former Chief Minister late Karunanidhi.

He was called Peraasiriyar (professor) as he worked as a lecturer in Pachayappa college from 1944 to 1957, later he resigned and contested election.

DMK President MK Stalin released a statement on DMK Anbazhagan's death on Saturday.

"DMK condoles the demise of General Secretary K. Anbazhagan. DMK postpones all its party functions for 1 week and all DMK flags to fly half-mast for a week," the statement read.

The mortal remains of DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan have been kept at his residence in Kizhpakkam.


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