Actor turned Politician Vijayakanth passed away on Thursday. He was found corona positive. After this, due to difficulty in breathing, he was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai.
He was born on 25 August 1952 in Madurai and died on 28 December 2023. His parents were K.N.Alagaraswamy and Andal Alagaraswamy. He married Premlata in 1990 and has two sons.
After acting in around 154 films in Tamil. Superstar Vijayakanth became a politican People used to call him as Captain. He was awarded the Kalaimamani, Tamil Nadu's highest civilian award, in 2001.
He formed the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam party in 2005. DMDK was the main republican party in Tamil Nadu from 2011 to 2016 and Vijayakanth was the leader of nominations in the assembly.
Vijayakanth was on ventilator support. He passed away today at the age of 71. His mortal remains were brought from the hospital to his residence and kept in front of the people for the last darshan.
PM Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of DMDK chief Captain Vijaykant. He tweeted, Vijayakanth ji's demise is very sad. He left indelible impact on political scene of Tamil Nadu.