Saravana Bhavan founder Rajagopal passed away today at 10:39 due to a cardiac arrest. Rajagopal was kept on a ventilator from Saturday due to a heart attack. Rajagopal was in Puzhal prison following the 15 years jail term. As he suffered a heart attack, he was taken to Stanley Hospital. As there were no enough facilities in Stanley, Rajagopal’s son Saravanan applied a petition to the High Court requesting to move Rajagopal to a private hospital.
The court granted the permission and Rajagopal was admitted to a private hospital. But, his body couldn’t recuperate to the medications and he died today morning. Rajagopal was sentenced to 15 years prison terms for guilty of murder in 2004.
Rajagopal started his career in a vessels store as an employee. Later, he started a grocery store and then the most extensive food chain, Saravana Bhavan.