All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and Member of Parliament S Rajendran died in a car accident early on Saturday. The incident was reported from near Tindivanam, in Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu.
The accident took place while Rajendran, 62, was on his way to Tindivanam and his car hit the road divider.
According to the police, Rajendran died on the spot. The driver of the car was immediately rushed to the hospital and was being treated at a hospital.
Further investigations into the matter were underway.
Rajendran represented Villupuram parliamentary constituency and was also a member of the standing committee on chemicals and fertilizers and consultative committee in the ministry of civil aviation.