Vasanthakumar was battling COVID-19 and was critical, the hospital treating him said on Friday. The 70-year old leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals here on August 10 with coronavirus infection, it said.
"Despite all active medical measures his condition deteriorated gradually due to COVID complication and passed away today," Apollo Hospitals, Chennai issued the statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences to the family and reminisced that Vasanthakumar's strides in business and social service efforts were noteworthy.
Saddened by the demise of Lok Sabha MP Shri H. Vasanthakumar Ji. His strides in business and social service efforts were noteworthy. During my interactions with him, I always saw his passion towards Tamil Nadu’s progress. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/SmuAK8ufAx