Chennai, Apr 22 (): Managing Director of Tamil daily Dina Thanthi, B Sivanthi Adityan, died at a private hospital on Friday after suffering from brain haemorrhage and was admitted in the hospital for more than a month.
Adityan, who was a journalist as well as an industrialist, will always be remembered for his contribution to the society as a philanthropist and educationist.
Seventy-six year old Adityan, breathed his last at the Apollo Speciality Hospital in Chennai where he was admitted. He suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday, said the doctors. He was the son of S P Adithanar who publishes S P Adithanar including Rani and Rani Muthu.
Adityan who had a great interest towards sports was the president of Indian Olympic Association and was the former vice president of Olympic Council of Asia.
The veteran’s body was kept for public observation in Chennai on Saturday, said his family members. The family carried the last rites on Saturday according to Hindu religion.
The funeral ceremony took place at the Besant Nagar crematorium at 3 pm. The veteran tycoon is survived by his wife, son Balasubramanian Adityan and daughter Anitha Kumaran.
Expressing her grief Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa recalled his contribution as a journalist as well as a great sport loving person.
Expressing his concern over the death of Sivanthi Adityan, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that people cannot forget his contribution to society as a philanthropist and educationist which will always be remembered. In his condolence message to Sivanthi’s wife, Malathi Adityan, Mukherjee said that his contribution to the society will always be remembered.
Jayalalithaa in a statement said that Sivanthi Adityan was a sports devotee and had served as vice-president of Tamil Nadu sports development authority during 2001-2006. All other party leaders including MDMK chief Vaiko expressed their grief over the death of Sivanthi Adityan.