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Saravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal passes away in hospital

Owner of the popular Saravana Bhavan chain of restaurants P Rajagopal, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in an abduction and murder case, died in a private hospital in Chennai on Thursday. He passed away at around 10.30 am on Thursday. He was 72. Rajagopal, who was admitted to hospital, had been facing many health issues and had suffered a heart attack on July 15. He had been critical over the past few days and had been put on ventilator support temporarily. 

Rajagopal, who was admitted to Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai owing to health complications was shifted to a private hospital recently after his son requested the court to grant him permission to move his father to a private hospital, after he claimed that Stanley hospital did not have adequate facilities to treat Rajagopal. 

Speaking to TNM, Rajagopal’s lawyer Muthukannaiyan said that he was already in a dangerous state due to his many health complications. “He had suffered two heart attacks already in Stanley hospital and then only he was shifted to Vijaya Hospital. He passed away in Vijaya Hospital,” Muthukannaiyan said. 

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