(This article is authored by Alar)
P Subramaniam, the father of popular Tamil actor Ajith Kumar, passed away on Friday morning in Chennai due to ill health. He was 84 years old and was suffering from paralysis and other age-related ailments.
Subramaniam, who hailed from Palakkad in Kerala, is survived by his wife Mohini and three sons - Anup Kumar, Ajith Kumar and Anil Kumar. Ajith Kumar, who is the stardom of Kollywood, married to actress Shalini and living with his son, and a daughter.
As soon as the news of Subramaniam's death broke out, condolences poured in from the Tamil film industry and Ajith Kumar's fans on social media. Many expressed their grief and sympathy for the actor and his family. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin expressed his grief through a condolence note which shared on social media, read "I was saddened to hear the news of Actor Mr. Ajith Kumar's father Mr. Subramaniam's demise due to ill health. Suffering from the separation of his father. My deepest condolences to Ajith Kumar,"
Actor Kamal Hassan shared a note on the same which reads, "I heard the news of the passing of Thiru. Subramaniam, the father of Ajith Kumar. I express my condolences and sympathies to Ajith Kumar and his family for the loss of his father."
According to reports, Ajith Kumar learned of his father's passing while on vacation in Europe with his wife Shalini and children. He is foreseen to return to Chennai soon to perform his father's funeral rites. At approximately 10:00 am, his mortal remains will be cremated at the Besant Nagar crematorium.
On the work front, Ajith Kumar's next film is yet to be officially announced. He was earlier supposed to collaborate with director Vignesh Shivan for his 62nd film, but the project got shelved due to unknown reasons. The latest buzz is that he might team up with director Magizh Thirumeni for his next venture.
“நடிகர் திரு. அஜித்குமார் அவர்களின் தந்தை திரு. சுப்பிரமணியம் அவர்கள் உடல்நலக்குறைவால் மறைந்த செய்தி கேட்டு வருந்தினேன்.— CMOTamilNadu (@CMOTamilnadu) March 24, 2023
தந்தையின் பிரிவால் வாடும் திரு. அஜித்குமார் அவர்களுக்கு எனது ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல்” என மாண்புமிகு முதலமைச்சர் திரு. @mkstalin அவர்கள் தெரிவித்துள்ளார். pic.twitter.com/8BAuKow65U
Nothing can ease the pain of losing a parent. Deepest condolences to #AjithKumar and his family at the demise of his father Thiru. Subramaniyam avl.— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) March 24, 2023
May his soul rest in peace.
Om Shanthi. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
My deepest condolences to Mr. #AjithKumar and his family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you shared with your loved one, and may they rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/rhmUPs9bbP— Magizh Thirumeni (@MagizhDirOffl) March 24, 2023
Actor Ajith Kumar 's father Mr. P. Subramaniam passed away in Chennai— Vamsi Kaka (@vamsikaka) March 24, 2023
Om Shanthi! pic.twitter.com/kYdmQhhjoM
Stay Strong #AjithKumar Anna !💔 pic.twitter.com/fh6CwMhs2M— HVinoth (@HvinothDir) March 24, 2023
My deepest condolences to dear #Ajith and to his family, friends, relatives and well wishers for the loss of his father.— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) March 24, 2023
May his soul rest in peace#RIPSubramaniam #AjithKumar pic.twitter.com/poNRV7JG7U
நடிகர் அஜித் குமார் அவர்கள் தந்தை திரு. சுப்ரமணியம் அவர்கள் மறைவிற்கு எனது ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கலை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன். அவர்கள் குடும்பத்தின் துயரத்தில் நானும் பங்கு கொள்கிறேன். அன்னாரது ஆன்மா சாந்தியடைய பிரார்த்திக்கிறேன். #AjithKumar pic.twitter.com/ArFdGGXKyk— VijayVasanth (@iamvijayvasanth) March 24, 2023
தம்பி #Ajithkumar அவர்களின் அப்பா திரு. சுப்பிரமணியம் மறைந்த செய்தி கேட்டு வருத்தமடைந்தேன். தந்தையை இழந்து வாடும் அஜித் குமாருக்கும் அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கும் எனது இரங்கலையும் ஆறுதலையும் தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறேன்.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) March 24, 2023
My sincere condolences to Ajith sir & his family on the demise of his father— Silambarasan TR (@SilambarasanTR_) March 24, 2023
MR P.S Mani.
May god give you & your family strength through this difficult time & may his soul rest in peace 🙏🏻