DMK MLA J Anbazhagan, who was critically ill due to COVID-19, passed away early morning today (June 10). He had complained of acute respiratory distress before testing positive. J Anbazhagan had been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai after testing positive for coronavirus last week. The 61-year-old leaders were actively engaged in DMK’s relief measures during the corona pandemic. J Anbazhagan in person distributed relief materials to the needy. Initially, he was managed with high flow oxygen therapy through a facemask and he was put on ventilator support on June 3 as his respiratory distress worsened. Anbazhagan also had a liver transplant surgery close to 15 years ago and that is his only known co-morbidity. "His existing chronic kidney disease worsened and his condition turned critical," CEO of the hospital Dr Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy said in a statement. His funeral took place in a peaceful manner today in Chennai. Here are some photos: