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Tamil Nadu: DMK leader Arumugam dead

First published: November 23, 2012, 12:37 PM IST | Updated: November 23, 2012
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Tamil Nadu: DMK leader Arumugam dead
Senior DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam died on Friday after a brief illness.

Chennai: Senior DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam died here on Friday after a brief illness. Arumugam, 75, was admitted to a hospital two days ago. His condition turned critical on Friday. The body is being taken to Salem.

Arumugam was elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly six times during a long political career that started in 1957. He was arrested on charges of land grabbing after the AIADMK took power in 2011. He was released about a month ago.

DMK president M. Karunanidhi paid homage to Arumugam. The party has announced a three-day mourning.

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