Before serving for his present constituency, in 2001 Anbazhagan was elected from T Nagar Assembly constituency. He served there for five years.
The lawmaker was admitted in the hospital on June 2 with acute respiratory distress syndrome and his Covid PCR test returned positive at the time of admission.
"Initially, he was managed with oxygen therapy through face mask and later on, he was put on ventilator support as his respiratory distress worsened," the hospital had earlier said.
Later his condition improved and he was gradually weaned off the ventilator, the hospital said.
On June 8, the hospital said Anbazhagan was in a critical condition.
According to the medical bulletin, Anbazhagan's cardiac function is also deteriorating, requiring medicine support for blood pressure.
"His existing chronic kidney disease is also worsening. His condition currently is described as critical," the bulletin had said.
Chief Minister K.Palaniswami condoled the death of Anbazhagan.
President M K Stalin
condoled Anbazhagan's death and paid rich tributes to him. Stalin said as a mark of respect for Anbazhagan the party will follow three days of mourning and its flag will fly at halt staff. He also said all party's function stands postponed.