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Kanaa director Arunraja Kamaraj’s wife Sindhuja succumbs to the coronavirus

Arunraja Kamaraj had made a mark as a songwriter before trying his luck in films as a director. He is known for writing lyrics for the popular "Neruppu Da" from Rajinikanth's Kabali. Later, he made his directorial debut with women-centric sports drama Kanaa.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 17, 2021 7:22:01 pm
Arunraja Kamaraj wifeSindhuja and husband Arunraja Kamaraj. (Photo: Twitter/ StudioGreen2)

Tamil film director Arunraja Kamaraj’s wife Sindhuja has passed away due to Covid-19 complications. The filmmaker and his wife had both tested positive for the coronavirus recently. The couple was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai. While Arunraja is reportedly showing signs of recovery, Sindhuja passed away on Sunday.

Sindhuja’s untimely death has added to the gloom that has overwhelmed the Tamil film industry owing to the aggressive second wave of the Covid-19. The celebrities are tweeting messages of condolences to Arunraja Kamaraj.

“Met Sindhu Arunraja once at the airport, Such a sweet person. She was so happy & proud of her husband. Sema couple & right now im shocked beyond belief condolonces @Arunrajakamaraj bro – sorry for ur loss. stay strong (sic),” tweeted music composer and actor Hiphop Tamizha.

Arunraja Kamaraj had made a mark as a songwriter before trying his luck in films as a director. He is known for writing lyrics for the popular “Neruppu Da” from Rajinikanth’s Kabali. Later, he made his directorial debut with women-centric sports drama Kanaa. Bankrolled by Sivakarthikeyan, who also played a supporting role in the film, it was received well by the critics and the audience alike. Before he tested positive for the virus, he was busy shooting the Tamil remake of Bollywood hit, Article 15.

The Tamil film fraternity is also mourning the demise of Nitish Veera, who died from the Covid-19 infection on Monday.

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