Former Tamil Nadu minister and senior AIADMK leader P V Damodaran died at a private hospital here on Tuesday after a brief illness, party and hospital sources said. Damodaran, 70, had represented Pongalur assembly constituency in the district and was the animal husbandry minister in the Jayalalithaa cabinet during 2001-06.
He is survived by wife. The leader was admitted to the hospital a month ago with symptoms of COVID-19 but had tested negative.
However, he was undergoing treatment for age related illness and breathed his last following multiple organ failure, hospital sources said.