Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala’s husband, Natarajan Maruthappa, passed away early Tuesday morning, 20 March, due to multiple organ failure. He is 75 years old.
“It is with profound grief and sorrow that we announce the sad demise of Natarajan Maruthappa at 1.35 AM today,” an official release issued by Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai said. Natarajan had reportedly undergone a surgery in October last year for liver and kidney transplant.
Natarajan’s body will be kept at his Besant Nagar residence till 11 am for friends and well-wishers to pay tribute. Following this, the body will reportedly be transported to Natarajan’s native village, Vilar in Thanjavur district.
Sasikala is currently serving a four-year sentence in a Bengaluru jail after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. She got parole and will be coming out from Jail for the final rites.