Father dies of heart attack as son writes exam

Kochi/Chennai, May 6: The father of a Tamil Nadu youth who was writing the medical entrance exam in Kerala’s Ernakulam district died of a heart attack on Sunday, said a hotel employee where the two had checked in a day earlier. Hailing from Tiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu, around 340 km from here, Krishnaswamy and his son Kasturi Mahalingam checked into the Airlines Hotel on Saturday morning. An official of City Hospital told IANS: “Krishnaswamy came to the hospital around 8.20 a.m. and his sugar levels were high. He was conscious and oriented. Unfortunately, he collapsed soon after that. We could not revive him.”
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said a solatium of Rs 300,000 would be paid to the family of Krishnaswamy. In Kochi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said police will make arrangements to send back the body. (IANS)