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    Raghuvaran passes away

    By By : Settu Shankar
    Raghuvaran, one of the famous actors in South India, passed away this morning in a private hospital here. He led lonely life with many physical ailments including drug addiction.

    Introduced as a hero in Ezhavathu Manithan in early the eighties, Raghuvaran touched many heights in his 30 years span of colourful career. He gave a new definition to negative roles in films like Puriyatha Puthir, Badshah, Muthalvan and many other films. He has acted also as hero in films like Koottu Puzhukkal, Samsaaram Athu Minsaaram, Micheal Raj and En Vazhi Thani Vazhi which did not do well at the Box-Office.

    Raghuvaran is one of the favourite actors of Superstar Rajinikanth. He always reserved a role for Raghuvaran in most of his films. Their close bond lasted till the death of Raghuvaran. The actor has appeared as a doctor in Rajini's latest release Shivaji and supposed to act in the forthcoming Kuselan too. Raghuvaran already signed in Rajini's mega project Robot too for an enlarged guest role!

    Apart from Tamil, he acted in several Malayalm, Telugu and Hindi films also and was praised as an actor.

    In 80's, He became famous with his role as the protagonist of a Tamil soap opera, AVM's 'Oru Manidhanin Kadhai' (A Man's Story), about a well-to-do man, who becomes an alcoholic-drug addict and faces the consequent difficulties. Unfortunately in his real life too, he is known for his controversial drug addiction. His family too split on this regard and his wife actress Rohini was granted divorce a few years ago. But the actor was in touch with his son.

    As a sincere Satya Sai devotee, Raghuvaran visited Puttabarthy regularly and he named his son also as Sai Sidharth.

    Tamil film industry has been shocked by the sudden death of Raghuvaran and the Nadigar Sangam and Producer's Council expressed its deep condolences over the death of this veteran. expresses its condolences over the death of a multifaceted actor.

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