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Ravichandran dies at 69

Versatile actor Ravichandran (69) passed away on Monday (July 25) night after being treated at a private hospital for past 10 days for kidney related issues and lung infection. His condition worsened two days ago, as he was not responding to the treatment and he was on a life support system. He is survived by his wife Vimala, daughter Lavanya, and sons Balaji and actor Hamsavardhan.

Ravichandran was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and did his schooling there. He came to Tiruchi for his Pre University education and went to Madras to pursue medical education but the destiny had some thing different in store and took him to film industry. He made his debut with Kaadhalikka Neramillai in the year 1964, which also featured TS Balaiya and R Muthuraman. The runaway hit of the comedy film brought him under the limelight and fetched him many more films.

Later, he went on to act with legendary actors MGR and Sivaji Ganeshan. His notable hit films were Adhey Kangal and Utharavindri Ullevaa. In his later part of his career, he was seen in character artist roles in the films like Rajinikanth starrer Arunachalam and Kamal Hassan's Pammal K Sambandam. His last film as an actor was R Kannan's Kanden Kadhala, where he portrayed the role of actress Tamanna Bhatia's grandfather. He also wore director's cap by launching his son Hamsavardhan as an actor in 2005.

We at Oneindia pray that his soul rest in peace and pray god to give strength to his family and fans to bear his loss.

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