South Indian Actor and director Marimuthu, who was recently seen in the Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Jailer’, passed away on Friday.
The 57-year-old actor reportedly succumbed to a heart attack at 8:30 am in the morning. The actor was said to be dubbing for the Sun TV soap, Ethir Neechal, in which he plays the role of Aadhimuthu Gunasegaran.
Marimuthu started his career with a supporting role in Ajith’s 1999 film Vaali. He assisted director Vasanth on Aasai (1999), which starred Ajith, Suvalaxmi and Prakash Raj in lead roles. He made his directorial debut with Kannum Kannum (2008), which starred Prasanna and Udhayathara in lead roles. He not only directed the film but also wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues along with performing a small role in it.
He then went on to star in many Tamil films in supporting roles, including, Yuddham Sei (2011), Kodi (2016), Bairavaa (2017), Kadaikutty Singam (2018), Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum (2021), and the Hindi film Atrangi Re (2021), among others.
He directed Pulivaal in 2014, a thriller film starring Prasanna, and Vemal in the lead.
Marimuthu’s latest release is this week’s Red Sandal Wood, in which he played the role of Kabali-fame Vishwanth’s father. The actor has also played a role in Indian 2, which is said to be his last film.
The final rites for the actor will reportedly take place in Madurai. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
Popular Indian singer Pankaj Udhas no more
Popular ghazal and playback singer – Pankaj Udhas has passed away aged 72.
The Udhas family confirmed his death on Monday was due to a prolonged illness.
Taking to Instagram, Pankaj Udhas’ daughter Nayaab shared a statement on Instagram which read, “With a heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to a prolonged illness.”
He had passed away around 11am at the Breach Candy hospital, Indian media reports citing a family source.
His last rites will be held on Tuesday.
Pankaj is survived by wife Farida Udhas, daughters Nayaab and Reva Udhas, and brothers Nirmal and Manhar Udhas, who are also singers.
Laugfs Gas prices to remain unchanged too
LAUGFS Gas PLC has also decided not to revise the prices of domestic LP gas cylinders for the month of February 2024.
Accordingly, the current prices are as follows:
12.5kg cylinder – Rs. 4,740
5kg cylinder – Rs. 1,900
The announcement comes hours after Litro Gas Lanka stating that they will not revise gas prices this month.
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Actress and model Poonam Pandey has passed away last night (Feb. 01) due to cervical cancer at the age of 32, according to her team who posted the news of her death on her Instagram handle.
Poonam made her feature film debut with Nasha, an erotic drama that was released in 2013. She made cameo appearances in films such as Love Is Poison (Kannada) and Aa Gaya Hero (Hindi). The actress also headlined the Telugu movie Malini & Co and The Journey of Karma.
She was also part of the television reality competition series Lock Upp.
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