Natarajan dies, Sasikala gets 15-day parole
CHENNAI: M Natarajan, 74, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, passed away at 1.30am on Tuesday at Gleneagles Global Health City, where he was admitted for a few days.
His wife Sasikala, who is undergoing imprisonment in the Parapana Agrahara prison, was granted parole for 15 days. She reached Thanjavur on Tuesday evening to pay last respects to her husband and perform rituals.
Natarajan had undergone a seven-hour dual organ transplant in October 2017. He got organs from 19-year old Karthik N, who was declared brain dead after an accident in Pudukottai. After transplant, he was in the hospital for a month, before doctors declared him fit for discharge.
Two weeks ago, Natarajan returned to the hospital for a series of tests. On March 16, his condition turned critical following bilateral chest infection.