Vasanth & Co Founder and MP H. Vasanthkumar Deceased
Tamil Nadu MP from Kanyakumari district and the founder of Vasanth & Co, H.Vasanthakumar passed away due to COVID-19 on August 28 after a three-week battle against the Coronovirus. Vasanthakumar was admitted to Chennai’s Apollo Hospital and passed away at 6.56 pm on Friday.
The 70-year-old businessman was the founder of Tamil Nadu’s biggest appliances retail chain Vasanth & Co. He was admitted in hostpital on August 10 after notifying the symptomsof Coronavirus.
Vasanthakumar first became MLA during the year 2006 and again in 2016. He, however resigned his position after successfully contesting from Kanyakumari parliamentary constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha Election. He defeated the sitting MP and then Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan by a huge margin.
He was also the brother of former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President and veteran Congress leader Kumari Ananthan. His niece is Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
Vasanthakumar became popular name in Tamil Nadu when he started Vasanth & Co, a premium home appliances and electronic goods dealer, in 1978. In the last few decades, Vasanth and Co grew to be a household name in the state with almost 90 showrooms across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In addition to the retail chain Vasanth & Co, the politician also ran Vasanth TV channel.
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