Senior DMK leader dies of Covid-19

Senior DMK leader and former Minister A Rahman Khan died today. According to sources, he tested positive for Covid-19 recently and was admitted to a private hospital.

He sufffered a massive cardiac arrest this morning and passed away, they added. DMK president M K Stalin and other leaders have condoled Rahman Khan’s demise.

Rahman, who was close to late DMK president and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, was former Minister For Labour and, later, for Revenue in the government of Tamil Nadu.

He also served two terms as Vice Chairman for National Small Savings Scheme. He contested 8 times for Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate from Chepauk constituency in 1977, 1980 and 1984 elections.

He was elected as a DMK candidate from Park Town constituency in 1989 and from Ramanathapuram constituency in 1996.

DMK leaders including J Anbazhagan and Balaraman died of Covid-19, it may be recalled. The party’s MLAs too were affected by the pandemic and received treatment. Stalin has asked cadres and office-bearers to safeguard themselves from coronavirus.