New Delhi: DMK MLA J Anbazghen, who was admitted to a hospital on June 2 after testing positive for coronavirus, passed away on Wednesday — also his birthday. He was 63 years old. Also Read - Central Government's Teletherapy Helpline Counsels Over 60,000 People on Mental Health Issues Related to COVID-19 And Lockdown

“Thiru Anbazhagan J, who has been fighting for his life with severe COVID-19 pneumonia rapidly deteriorated early this morning. In spite of full medical support, including mechanical ventilation at our COVID facility, he succumbed to his illness. He was declared dead at 08:05 hours on the 10 of June 2020,” a statement by the Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre said. Also Read - Drug Regulator Okays Psoriasis Injection For Restricted Emergency Use in Treating COVID-19 Patients

A three-time MLA, Jairam Anbazhagan reportedly contracted the virus while he was distributing relief COVID-19 relief materials. Also Read - Delhi State University Exams, Including Final Year Stand Cancelled in View of COVID-19: Manish Sisodia

Anbazhagan was also film producer and distributor.