Tamil Nadu: AIADMK MLA Kanagaraj dies of heart attack

Kanagaraj, who won the 2016 parliamentary elections with 36,000 vote margin, is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter. (File)

AIADMK legislator R Kanagraj passed away Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Kanagraj, who represented Tamil Nadu’s Sulur constituency, collapsed while he was reading the morning newspaper at his residence. He was declared brought dead when his family took him to the hospital.

Kanagaraj, 64, won the 2016 Assembly elections with 36,000 vote margin from Sulur. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.

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Meanwhile, DMK chief MK Stalin expressed condolences on behalf of his party.

With his death, the vacancy in the Tamil Nadu Assembly has increased to 22. Bypolls to 18 of these seats will be held along with the Lok Sabha elections on April 18.