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Vijayakanth’s Death: Actor And DMDK Founder Vijaykant Passes Away In Chennai

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Vijayakanth Passes Away in Chennai

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) founder Vijayakant (his stage name) passed away today.
December 28, 2023. He was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai and was 71.

Fondly Known As ‘Captain’, He Was Admitted To A Private Hospital In The City

The news of the popular actor, philanthropist, and politician’s death was confirmed shortly after the party.
issued a statement that he was put on ventilator support due to breathing difficulties after being
diagnosed with COVID-19. Vijayakant, who was fondly called ‘Captain’ by his followers, was hospitalized.
for around three weeks in November this year for “pulmonary support,” according to the hospital. He
was discharged only two weeks ago.

A visibly physically feeble Vijayakant was present at the party executive and general council meetings.
held on December 14. In the same meeting, the party treasurer and his wife, Premalatha Vijayakanth
was elected as the general secretary. It was the last public function he attended.

‘Captain’ Vijaykant, who was on ventilatory support following his admission for pneumonia, said in a statement.
from MIOT Hospital. It added that despite the best efforts of medical staff, he passed away in the morning.
on December 28, 2023.

Vijayakant (born NV Alagarwami in Madhurai), after MGR, is the only film actor who could achieve a
measure of success in politics after founding a political party. Though M. Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa
also had veritable film careers of their own before politics; they ‘inherited’ a party from their mentors.
C.N. Annadurai and M.G. Ramachandran, respectively.

Emerged As An Important Figure In Tamil Nadu Politics Between 2006 And 2016

His contemporaries, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikant, have dilly-dallied over their decisions to join.
politics, but Vijyakant, once decided, took a political plunge and launched his party, Desiya Murpokku.
Dravidar Kazhagam. He even shook bigwigs like M. Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa by emerging as a third
force in 2006. Due to his emergence, Karunanidhi was seen leading a minority government in Tamil.
Nadu, with the support of allies, between 2006 and 2011. He was the leader of the opposition in the Tamil
Nadu Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2016.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many prominent political leaders, and a host of celebrities from the
The Southern film fraternity has condoled the passing away of DMDK founder-leader Vijayakant. The
The prime minister said Vijayakant’s death has left a void that will be hard to fill. As a political leader,
Vijayakant was deeply committed to public service and has left a lasting impact on Tamil Nadu’s
political landscape, he said.

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