CHENNAI, India – Actor-politician Vijayakanth, known as ‘Captain,’ has tragically passed away at the age of 71 due to complications from pneumonia. Despite the best efforts of his medical team, Vijayakanth did not survive. The leader of the DMDK party had been hospitalized in November for respiratory problems but was discharged several weeks later.
The news of Vijayakanth’s passing was met with sadness and shock from fans and celebrities, who paid their respects and expressed their condolences. Acclaimed actor Kamal Haasan shared a heartfelt tribute in Tamil, honoring Vijayakanth’s contributions to both the film industry and politics. His message highlighted Vijayakanth’s humanitarian spirit, innovative ideas, and fearless courage.
The passing of Vijayakanth has sparked speculation, with Malayalam director Alphonse Puthren insinuating foul play in a social media post. Puthren urged Udayanidhi Anna to investigate Vijayakanth’s death, warning that failure to do so could result in potential harm to others. The controversial post has raised questions about the circumstances surrounding Vijayakanth’s passing.
Vijayakanth’s legacy as a revolutionary artist and influential political figure will undoubtedly endure. His impact on Tamilnadu’s cultural and political landscape will be remembered for years to come.
Published on: December 31, 2023 06:00:11 IST