V K Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan dies at 74

CHENNAI March 20, 2018: Husband of jailed AIADMK leader VKSasikala, M Natarajan, died at 1:30am on Tuesday, media reports said.

“It is with profound grief and sorrow that we announce the sad demise of Natarajan Maruthappa at 1:30am. Every possible attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite our best efforts he was unable to recover,” a statement from Gleneagles Global Health City chief operating officer Shanmuga Priyan said.

The 74-year-old underwent a dual organ transplant in October last year, said the reports.

He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the hospital on March 16 following a severe chest infection. He was on ventilator support. Doctors said he underwent a tracheostomy on Monday.

The body will be kept at Natarajan’s Besant Nagar house in Chennai till 11am. After that it will be taken to his native place in Thanjavur district for last rites.