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Sasikala seeks parole for attending husband’s last rites

M Natarajan, husband of AIADMK leader VK Sasikala who is serving time in Bengaluru’s Central Prison, died on Tuesday at a private hospital in Chennai. According to sources, Sasikala has applied fora 15-day parole to attend her husband’s last rites.

The officials in Central Prison have confirmed that the process of reviewing Sasikala’s was being processed. M Natarajan, who was 74 years old, died on Tuesday and the news of his death was released by the hospital authorities.

As per sources, Natarajan was suffering from a severe chest infection and later underwent a kidney transplant. The body is currently kept at his Besant Nagar residence for people to pay homage and will be taken later to his native village in Thanjavur district.

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Sources also said that the family has not decided on when to conduct the final rites as they are expecting a possible parole for Sasikala. She was convicted in the Rs 66.6 crore disproportionate assets case and is serving a four-year jail term in Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara prison since last February.

Natarajan was an avid Tamil activist and also ran a vernacular magazine called ‘Puthiya Paarvai’. However, along with his wife, he too was expelled by late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from the party in 2011.

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