He was admitted to the ICU, but his condition is stable now

TN Cong leader Kumari Ananthan faints during anti-liquor padayatraImage: Screenshot/Youtube
news Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:14

Veteran Congress Leader Kumari Ananthan, who is on a padayatra from Chennai to Kanyakumari demanding total prohibition in Tamil Nadu, fainted on Tuesday at Moondradaippu near Nanguneri, police said.

The 82-year-old leader fainted soon after he resumed his padayatra from Panankulam in Tirunelveli district where he rested on Monday night.

Doctors of a private hospital, where he was rushed and admitted by the police, said his heart condition was weak and he should have sufficient rest.

Doctors said he had regained consciousness, adding, they had strongly advised him against resuming the yatra.

He was admitted to the ICU, but his condition is stable now, they said.

Police said he had fainted on the 47th day of his padayatra.

His party supporters told newsmen that Ananthan felt uncomfortable before he fainted. They had advised him to rest but he told them that he was determined to conclude the padayatra.

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