Police were alerted and Balasubramaniakumar was taken to a government hospital after miraculously managing to stay alive in the frozen box for over 24-hours.
One 74 year old man wey dem mistakenly declare dead come put am for mortuary freezer for Tamil Nadu state, don die some days afta dem rescue am.
On October 13, Balasubramania's brother Saravanan called for a freezer box to place his brother's body allegedly presuming him "dead".
Dr Balajinathan told BBC Tamil that the patient was admitted in a drowsy condition and died of lung-related problems. According to sources, the doctor issued a death certificate and asked to take the patient back home. As per reports, a case has been registered against the victim's family for negligence.
Salem police chief Senthil Kumar said the family had told them that Mr Balasubramanyam was suffering from neurological problems, and that a doctor at a private hospital had declared him dead on Monday.
His family has been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 287 for negligent conduct to endanger human life and Section 336 for an act of endangering life or personal safety of others.
The district administration has ordered a probe against the private hospital which issued a death certificate when Kumar was alive. The wife of the deceased Balasubramanian Kumar (73) died two years ago.
The staff of the agency from where Kumar's brother Saravanan hired the freezer went to collect it on Tuesday evening but was shocked to find the person inside the box showing signs of life. They called in the police.
It is unclear whether the private hospital where he was supposedly declared dead is being investigated; nor is it clear how Balasubramanyam survived for nearly 24 hours in the freezer box.