Actor Ravichandran dies of lung infection

Ravichandran, who as a flamboyant young actor delighted audiences with his very first film, Kaadhalikka Neramillai, died late on Monday, July 25th night at a city hospital. He was 69.

Ravichandran had been ailing for a while, and had been in a couple of hospitals being treated for several complications, including lung infection and failing kidneys.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ravichandran went on to do his schooling there, only coming to Tiruchi for his Pre University. On completion of that course, he reportedly came to Madras to join a medical college. His career, however, was to take a completely different, more-colourful-than-anticipated path.

Kaadhalikka Neramillai (1964) turned out to be a superhit: its songs memorable, and some of the scenes featuring T.S.Balaiya and Nagesh (with dialogue by Chitralaya Gopu) classic comedy. The young man Ravichandran who got his big break with director Sridhar went on to act in Tamil films for the next decade or so, going on to star in more hits, including the thriller Adhey Kangal and the rollicking comedy Utharavindri Ullevaa

He also did a role in Arunachalam, the Rajinikanth starrer in the late 1990s. Ravichandran got down to direction, later in 2005, launching his son Hamsavardhan.

He is survived by his wife Vimala, daughter Lavanya, and sons Balaji and Hamsavardhan. He was earlier married to Malayalam actor Sheela. courtesy: The Hindu

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  1. Ravi is so great and he could not be compared with anybody. Though he was awarded many titles viz., Kalaignar Thilagam, Kalai Ulaga Ilavarasar, Puratchi Kalaignar, Vanna Pada Kathanayagan, Velli Vizha Nayagan, Evergreen Hero, Stunt Mannan, Style King, Kalai Nilavu, Chinna M.G.R., Pudhumai Thilagam, Kalai Chudar etc., he has not insisted and given troubles to any of the Producers and Directors to show his name prefixing Titles in the title scenes of the films, he acted. He was highly cooperative which could be seen from the Title scenes of the movies in which he has acted alongwith other heros viz., Jai Shankar, AVM Rajan, Muthuraman, Gemini Ganesan etc. He has always respected to the senior artists. He was more affectionate with his fans and friends. He was simple and free to move with all and he was loved by all. He always lives with the hearts of his beloved friends and fans. But the film-industry has not utilized/honoured him properly. But his fame will always be green and enriched.

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