AIADMK MLA SM Seenivel, (65), from Thiruparankundram in Madurai died on Wednesday morning fter he was admitted to the hospital following serious health issues and high blood pressure.
Sources told The News Minute that he had multiple health problems. Reportedly, there was a blood clot in his brain, had a heart attack recently and also was dealing with renal failure. He was undergoing treatment in three different hospitals.
On May 20, there was a rumour spread on social media that Seenivel was recuperating from a stroke that sent him to a private hospital at Bibikulam in Madurai on Wednesday. The doctors had confirmed his stable condition then.
His son S Selva Kumar had told The New Indian Express, â€śWhen we informed him of his victory his BP went up. The doctors have advised the MLA-elect to take complete rest due to high BP and no party cadre was allowed to visit him.â€ť
From 1980, for 25 years, he was secretary of Panchayat Union in Thiruparankundram. He was chairman of Thirupankundram Housing Board Association from 2001 to 2006.