Tamil actor Pandian passes away

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Madurai, Jan 10: Kollywood actor and AIADMK party platform speaker S Pandian died at a private hospital here today following prolonged illness.

He was 48. He is survived by his wife and a son. Pandian was suffering from jaundice for the last few years and was undergoing treatment for liver ailment. Later, he developed nephrological complications and was admitted to a private hospital, where he breathed his last. Hospital sources said Pandian died of multiple organ failure as his kidney and liver failed to function.

Pandian shot into fame with his dream debut in renowned Director Bharathiraaja's film 'Mann Vaasanai' and had acted in about 40 films in Tamil and some in Malayalam.

After an impressive debut, Pandian acted in several non-descript films based on rural settings.

A native of Chettikurichi village in Virudhunagar district, Pandian's notable flicks include 'Aanpaavam', 'Kizhakku Cheemaiyilae' and 'Citizen'.

Pandian also tried his luck in politics by joining the DMK. He, however, quit that party and joined the AIADMK a couple of years ago. He campaigned for the AIADMK in the last Assembly elections.

The body would be laid to rest tomorrow evening, family sources said.

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa condoled the death of Pandian and expressed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

UNI

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