Popular Tamil actor, who is the brother of DMK MP, passes away in Chennai at 54!

In a shocking piece of news, popular Tamil actor-director RNR Manohar has passed away on Wednesday in Chennai at the age of 54 due to health-related ailments. The deceased is widely known for his acting and he also had written dialogues in several movies. Importantly, Manohar is the younger brother of 55-year-old NR Elango, who is the DMK MP and part of the ruling party's legal wing.

After learning about the sudden demise, several fans and fraternities have been paying tribute to the departed soul and expressing condolences to his family. According to reports, Manohar had tested positive for the Covid-19 viral infection and was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Chennai for the past 20 days. However, despite the treatment, he breathed his last on Wednesday at around 8.30 am due to the pandemic.

Manohar was born on 17 May 1967 and he started his career by assisting director KS Ravikumar in the movies like Band Master and Suriyan Chandran. He had written dialogues for the movie 'Kolangal' which was directed by Sasi and released in 1995. Manohar has worked as an assistant and also appeared in a small role as a reporter in Kolangal and he went on to write dialogues for popular movies 'Thennavan' starred by Vijayakanth and 'Punnagai Poove' starred by Nandha. 

Manohar had played a small role in Thennavan and he also had acted in small negative roles in the movies like Dhill and Sutta Pazham. He made his debut as a director by directing 'Maasilamani', starred by Nakul and Sunaina, which was released in 2009. His second movie as the director was 'Vellore Maavattam' starred by Nandha and Poorna. 

Manohar has appeared in superhit movies like 'Veeram', 'Yennai Arindhaal', 'Vedalam', 'Naanum Rowdy Dhaan', 'Miruthan', 'Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru', 'Kavan', 'Viswasam', 'Kanchana 3', 'Kaappaan', 'Kaithi', 'Bhoomi', and 'Teddy'.  Besides appearing in these movies, Manohar was also known to be the writer of a handful of movies including Manithan (1994), Pudhumai Pithan (1998), and Vandae Maatharam (2010). 

He was last seen in Arya-starred Teddy, in which he played Sayyesha's father. He will be seen posthumously in Vishal starred 'Veeramae Vaagai Soodum' directed by debutant Thu Pa Saravanan. In 2012, Manohar has lost his 10-year-old son Ranjan as he passed away after getting drowned in his school swimming pool, which put his family under grief. Now, Manohar has passed away due to Covid-19 at the age of 54 in Chennai. After knowing his demise, several fans and fraternities have been paying obituary for the deceased soul.