Tamil Nadu

Kumari Ananthan faints during ‘padayatra’

Peoples Welfare Front office-bearers visit Kumari Ananthan in a hospital in Palayamkottai on Tuesday. —Photo: A.Shaikmohideen  

Former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Kumari Ananthan fainted on Tuesday while he was undertaking his Chennai to Kanyakumari ‘padayatra’ demanding prohibition in the State. Doctors attending on him said his condition was stable.

“I hope to resume my ‘padayatra’ on Wednesday as I feel better now and I have to accomplish the mission as planned,” Mr. Ananthan told visitors after regaining consciousness.

Mr. Ananthan and his anti-liquor crusaders began on Tuesday their 47th-day ‘padayatra’ from Paanaankulam near Nanguneri on the Tirunelveli – Nagercoil Highway on Tuesday. The 82-year-old leader fainted due to exhaustion and was immediately taken to a multi-specialty hospital on the North Bypass Road in Palayamkottai.

The local leaders of the constituents of People’s Welfare Front visited him and appealed to him to be under the doctors’ observation for at least a couple of days.

The former TNCC president has planned to reach Kanyakumari on February 12, the day on which Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in the sea at the southern tip of the country.

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