Vijayakant, actor and founding father of DMDK, dies

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) founder and normal secretary Vijayakant, who was admitted to a non-public hospital in Chennai resulting from pneumonia, handed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023. He was 71 years previous.

Information of his dying was confirmed shortly after the celebration issued a press release that he had been positioned on a ventilator resulting from respiratory difficulties after being recognized with COVID-19.

Vijayakant: DMDK founder, actor, and philanthropist, who briefly modified the bipolar political panorama of TN

Vijayakant, fondly known as \’Captain\’ by his followers, was admitted to the hospital on November 18 for about three weeks as he wanted \’lung help\’ in response to the hospital and was discharged simply two weeks in the past.

After his discharge, a visibly weakened Vijayakant was current on the celebration\’s government and normal council assembly on December 14, the place the celebration\’s treasurer and his spouse Premalatha Vijayakant had been elected normal secretary. This was the final public perform he attended.

In line with a press release from MIOT Hospital, \’Captain\’ Vijaykant was on a ventilator after being admitted for pneumonia.

The hospital mentioned that regardless of the very best efforts of the medical workers, he died on the morning of December 28, 2023.

Vijayakant, after MGR, is the one movie actor who can obtain some extent of success in politics. Though M. Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa additionally had actual movie careers, they inherited a bunch left behind by their mentors CN Annadurai and MG Ramachandran respectively.

In contrast to his contemporaries Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, who hesitated, Vijayakant took a political choice as soon as his thoughts was made up and launched his celebration Desiya Murpukku Dravidar Kazhagam and upset the 2 strongmen M. Minority authorities in Tamil Nadu supported by allies between 2006 and 2011. Learn extra

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