Vinu Chakravarthy passes away

Apr 28, 2017 JB


Veteran Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passed away yesterday, the 27th April. He was 72 and is survived by wife Karnapoo, son Saravanan, and daughter Shanmuga Priya. He had not been keeping well for some time and had been taking medical treatment for his health problems for the past three years.


Vinu Chakravarthy, who was born on December 15, 1945, in Usilampatti started his career as a sub-inspector of police and later joined as an assistant to Kannada director Puttana Kanagal. He was introduced to Tamil films as screenplay writer and actor in Sivakumar’s Rosapoo Ravikkaikaari. Later on he had written the story, screenplay and dialogues and had also worked as an assistant director in Vandichakkaram, Kovil Pura and Imaigal to name a few. He had acted in several Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies and his filmography includes a mammoth number of 1003.


His 1000th film was the Raghava Lawrence directorial Muni and the last film was Balaji Mohan's Vaayai Moodi Pesavum. His death is a huge loss, not just to the family, but for the entire film fraternity. We pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.


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