Doraikkannu, Tamil Nadu agriculture minister, dies | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu agriculture minister R Doraikkannu died on Saturday evening whilst present process remedy in Chennai’s Kauvery Medical institution. He was once 72.
He was once declared useless at 11.15pm. The minister is survived by means of spouse D Banumathi and 4 youngsters.
Doraikkannu was once on ECMO and ventilator reinforce in an in depth care unit within the medical institution after he examined sure for Covid-19.
He was once dropped at Kauvery Medical institution from Villupuram Common Medical institution in a complicated lifestyles reinforce ambulance on October 13. Doraikkannu complained of breathlessness and uneasiness whilst he was once travelling by means of highway to Salem from Chennai to provide condolences to the CM whose mom, Thavusayammal, died within the early hours of October 13.
His well being situation deteriorated on October 25. A clinical bulletin issued by means of Kauvery Medical institution government director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj on Oct 25 night stated the viral an infection had invaded 90% of the minister’s lungs.
“Keeping up the purposes of essential organs remains to be a problem taking into consideration his comorbidities. He’s on maximal lifestyles reinforce and his reaction to remedy over subsequent 24 hours will decide the analysis,” the medical institution stated day after today.
On Saturday afternoon, a clinical bulletin stated the well being situation of the minister was once “extraordinarily crucial.” It stated the minister had suffered an important deterioration in essential purposes.
Doraikkannu was once a three-time MLA representing the Papanasam meeting section in Thanjavur district since 2006.
A local of Rajagiri close to Papanasam, Duraikkannu graduated from Raja Sarfoji Executive Faculty in Thanjavur. After finishing his research, he labored in a cooperative society for a while. Then he joined the AIADMK.
An in depth affiliate of AIADMK’s Thanjavur strongman and Rajya Sabha member R Vaithilingam, Doraikkannu labored his method up the ranks to change into a minister. He were Papanasam union secretary for greater than a decade prior to being given a price tag to contest in Papanasam constituency in 2006.
He was once one of the vital 61 AIADMK MLAs, who had been elected. He defeated his Congress rival, M Ramkumar two times, in 2006 and 2011, by means of a margin of seven,001 and 18,007 votes respectively.
When former AIADMK basic secretary J Jayalalithaa selected to box him in Papanasam for the 2006 meeting election, he didn’t disappoint his chief and gained with a margin of 24,365 votes. A senior a number of the 3 MLAs within the delta district of Thanjavur, Doraikkannu was once rewarded with agriculture and animal husbandry portfolio in Might 2016. He was once one of the vital 13 new contributors within the cupboard.
The unified birthday party of O Panneerselvam and EPS introduced him the put up of Thanjavur North district secretary when the incumbent, M Rengasamy, a relative of V Ok Sasikala, moved to her nephew T T V Dhinakaran’s camp.
With Doraikkannu as agriculture minister, the AIADMK govt enacted an important regulations, together with the only to claim the Cauvery delta as secure particular agricultural zone.
In his remaining interplay with journalists on the secretariat on September 25, Doraikkannu strongly sponsored the Centre’s farm Acts, pronouncing they wouldn’t have an effect on farmers within the state.