Agriculture Minister dies due to Covid-19

India: Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu died at a private hospital in Chennai. The minister, who had tested positive for coronavirus, was 72.

Doraikkannu had tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 on October 13. He was a three-time MLA from Papanasam in Thanjavur district.

Kauvery Hospital Executive Director Dr Aravdindan Selvaraj said in a medical bulletin that the AIADMK leader breathed his last on Friday night. “With deep grief, we announce the sad demise of Honourable Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu on Saturday at 11.15 pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving family during this difficult period,” the statement added.

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