Popular comedian and AIADMK deputy propaganda secretary SS Chandran passed away on Friday night (08-10-10). The 69-year old actor-turned-politician died of heart attack. He is survived by his wife and three children Rangaraj, Rohit, and Kanmani.
According to reports, the leading speaker of AIADMK was returning to Mannarkudi after delivering a speech at the public meeting near Muthupet. Sources say that the politican returned to his hotel room and told the party members that he wants to take a rest. After a few hours, one of his assistant found SS Chandran breathless and rushed him to a nearby hospital. However, doctors declared brought dead.
Popularly called as 'Nagaichuvai Selvar' in Tamil cinema, Chandran was a Rajya Sabha member from 2001-07. He stepped back from contesting Lok Sabha elections in 2009 on health grounds.