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DMK MLA K Rathamani battling cancer passes away

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DMK MLA K Rathamani battling cancer passes away
14 June, 2019
DMK MLA from Vikravandi (Villupuram district) K Rathamani died on Firday morning after a prolonged battle against cancer. 

According to reports, Rathamani had been taking treatment for cancer in Chennai and returned home recently. This morning, his health condition turned for the worse and he was rushed to JIPMER hospital in Puducherry. But he died without responding to the treatment.

Born in Kalinjikuppam village in Villupuram district and coming from an agricultural family, Rathamani holds a masters degree. He contested the Assembly elections in 2011 and was defeated, He contested the 2016 Assembly elections and won from Vikravandi. Rathamani was one of the seniormost persons of the district in the party and held important district posts in the DMK.

While leaders of the DMK are sending out condolence messages to the family of Rathamani, party president M K Stalin is reportedly rushing to Puducherry to pay his last respects to the MLA.

With Rathamani’s death, the effective strength of the DMK in the Assembly has been brought down to 100.

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