Director-Actor E Ramadoss passed away at 66

E-Ramadoss

E Ramadoss, the veteran Tamil filmmaker-turned-actor best known for his roles in many critically acclaimed films, notably Visaranai, has died. According to sources, Ramadoss has been hospitalized in a private hospital in Chennai for the last several days due to a variety of health difficulties. He died on Tuesday, January 23, after having a major heart attack. E Ramadoss’s son Kalaiselvan just confirmed his father’s death on his father’s official social media handles.

The renowned actor-filmmaker, who had a close personal bond with E Ramadoss, paid tribute to the actor-director with an emotional tweet on his official Twitter profile. “Humour in every word, A smile that never faded. Compassionate. The one who mastered literature, eloquence, and natural acting. Your loss is going to be huge for the Tamil cinema world,” Bharathiraja’s tweet says it all. Along with the touching message, the Thiruchitrambalam actor shared an unseen photo of E Ramadoss on Twitter.

E Ramadoss began his career in the Tamil film business as an assistant director in the early 1980s. In 1986, he made his directorial debut with Mohan’s Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum. Later in his career, he directed several popular films, including Raja Rajathan. Ramadoss was one of the directors of Suyamvaram, a 1999 ensemble film that broke multiple records with its ensemble cast and filming in just 23 hours and 58 minutes.

Later, in 2004, E Ramadoss had his first noteworthy acting role in the Kamal Haasan-starrer Vasool Raja MBBS. Later in his career, he appeared in a number of critically praised films, including Yuddham Sei, Kaaki Sattai, Visaranai, Vikram Vedha, Aaramm, Maari 2, and others. His most recent film was Varalaru Mukkiyam, starring Jiiva, which was released in December 2022. The film is currently accessible for viewing on the well-known OTT platform Netflix.