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Vasanth TV and Vasanth & Co founder H. Vasanthkumar dies of Covid2019

The 70 year old had been battling the virus from 10 August.

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MUMBAI: The dreaded SARSCOV2 virus claimed another victim from the television and political firmament today. 70-year-old Harikrishnan. Vasanthakumar, the founder of Tamil TV channel Vasanth TV, and Tamil Nadu’s biggest electronics retail chain Vasanth & Co succumbed to Covid2019 today in Chennai’a Apollo Hospital. Vasnathakumar was also a member of parliament representing the Kanyakumari constituency, a seat he successfully won in the 2019 elections.

The veteran Congress leader was admitted to Apollo Hospital on 10 August after showing symptoms of Covid2019. He was battling the virus since then was put on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment as well as a ventilator. But the once-upon-a-time salesman-turned entrepreneur-turned politician gave up the fight on Friday when he succumbed to the disease.

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