Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband, Natarajan Maruthappa on Sunday, was admitted to Gleneagles Global Health City in Chennai for multiple organ failure and is said to be critical.
A hospital note said, “Currently, he is admitted at the Liver Intensive Care Unit with decompensated liver disease leading to liver failure, kidney failure and lung congestion. He is receiving dialysis and other intensive care therapies.”
He has a known case of chronic liver disease and he has been receiving treatment from Gleneagles Global Health City for the last six months for his illness, the note said.
“He is being taken care by a multidisciplinary team of liver specialists headed by Prof. Mohamed Rela. He has been registered with the Tamil Nadu Organ Sharing (TNOS) waiting list for deceased donor liver transplantation,” the note added.
This is not the first time that Natarajan has been hospitalised this year as in February, he had been admitted with complaints of breathing problems.
On February 5, his blood pressure had shot up and he was rushed to the Apollo Hospital on Greams road according to sources.
Natarajan had joined the AIADMK when MGR was alive, but was banished by Jayalalithaa from all centres of power and her Poes Garden residence.
Days after the former Chief Minister's death on December 5, 2016, Natarajan had publicly claimed that even an ordinary person can take the party forward.
Since the death of Jayalalithaa and in the political turmoil which has followed in the state of Tamil Nadu, Natarajan has not been outspoken but is believed to have pulled strings to get political winds to shift in favour of the Sasikala family.