Senator Datuk M. Sambanthan died due to a cardiac attack at the National Heart Institute (IJN). He was 54. - NSTP/File pic

KUALA LUMPUR; Indian Progressive Front (IPF) president Senator Datuk M. Sambanthan died here, last night. He was 54.

His second son, Ganesh Kumar said Sambanthan died at the National Heart Institute (IJN) at 11.35pm due to a cardiac arrest.

The funeral is scheduled for today in Semenyih.

“My father was admitted into IJN for a week and went through a bypass operation on Sunday (Oct 13). He was normal and his pulse at normal rate.

“But he suddenly suffered another heart attack,” he told Bernama when contacted yesterday.

Sambanthan is survived by his wife M.Jayalakshmi, 52, and three sons including Ganesh and one daughter. -- Bernama