Indian Progressive Front (IPF) president M Sambanthan has died, aged 54.

According to his second son, Ganesh Kumar, Sambanthan, who is also a senator, died at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur at 11.35pm last night, due to a cardiac arrest.

Sambanthan's funeral is scheduled to be held today in Semenyih.

According to Ganesh further, his father was admitted into IJN last week to undergo a bypass operation last Sunday (Oct 13).

"He was normal and his pulse at normal rate.

"But he suddenly suffered another heart attack," Ganesh was quoted telling Bernama.

Sambanthan is survived by his wife M Jayalakshmi, and four children.

Source: Bernama
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