According to reports, the leading speaker of AIADMK was returning to Mannarkudi after delivering a speech at the public meeting near Muthupet. Sources say that the politican returned to his hotel room and told the party members that he wants to take a rest. After a few hours, one of his assistant found SS Chandran breathless and rushed him to a nearby hospital. However, doctors declared brought dead.
Popularly called as 'Nagaichuvai Selvar' in Tamil cinema, Chandran was a Rajya Sabha member from 2001-07. He stepped back from contesting Lok Sabha elections in 2009 on health grounds.