E Madhusudhanan, a former AIADMK minister, died at the age of 81.

E Madhusudhanan

E Madhusudhanan, a former AIADMK minister, died at the age of 81.

Former AIADMK minister and AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan (81) died Thursday in Chennai after a protracted illness. According to an Apollo Hospital notice, he was hospitalized on July 18 with multi-organ failure and sepsis.

A multidisciplinary medical team treated him in the critical care unit. Despite all aggressive medical measures, his condition deteriorated steadily and he died today (Thursday),” according to the report.

Madhusudhanan was elected as an MLA from Radhakrishnan Nagar in North Chennai, a supporter of late AIADMK leaders M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. He served as Minister for Handloom and Textiles under J Jayalalithaa from 1991 to 1996. He was chosen chairman of the party’s presidium in 2007.



Party coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami expressed their condolences on the passing of Madhusudhanan, one of the party’s oldest workers. The leaders declared in a united statement that they are “deeply grieved by the death of their brother.”

From the beginning of the AIADMK until his dying breath, he fought tirelessly for the welfare of the party. He was a devoted follower of Puratchi Thalaivar, Amma’s commander. His contributions to the party will be remembered in history. His death is an irreparable loss for the party and the supporters of Puratchi Thalaivar, according to the statement.

The leaders recalled Madhusudhanan running MGR’s fan club in north Chennai in the 1950s and establishing night schools for the benefit of youngsters in the region. They said Madhusudhanan had been imprisoned nearly 48 times for the party. “Amma appointed Madhusudhanan, nicknamed ‘Anjanenjan,’ as party propaganda secretary and MGR Mandram secretary,” the leaders stated in a statement.

As a show of respect, party flags will be flown at half-mast throughout Tamil Nadu and other regions where the AIADMK unit is active, and all activities will be canceled for three days beginning today (Thursday), the statement continued.



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