Tamil Actor and Politician Vijayakanth Passes Away at 71

Tamil actor and seasoned politician Vijayakanth breathed his last at the age of 71. The actor, who was battling a severe case of coronavirus infection, was admitted to a hospital in Chennai where his health took a downturn.

Vijayakanth, a prominent figure in the Tamil film industry, was not only grappling with COVID-19 but was also diagnosed with pneumonia during his stay at the hospital. As his physical condition worsened, he was placed on the 'Ventilator Support System' in an effort to stabilize his health.

The founder of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party, Vijayakanth's foray into politics was as impactful as his cinematic journey. His demise occurred on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment, marking the end of an era in Tamil Nadu's cultural and political landscape.

The news of Vijayakanth's passing has sent shockwaves across the state, with tributes pouring in from fans, colleagues, and political associates alike. The actor-politician leaves behind a legacy that spans the realms of entertainment and public service.

Vijayakanth's contributions to the Tamil film industry and his role in shaping the political discourse will be remembered by many. The void left by his departure will undoubtedly be felt by both his admirers and the people of Tamil Nadu.

The funeral arrangements and further details about commemorating Vijayakanth's life are expected to be announced by his family and party members in the coming days.

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