Actor Thavasi of Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam fame who was getting treated for cancer has passed away. He is survived by his wife and children.
The actor was getting treated for cancer for a long time and his condition was known to the public only recently.
Many actors including superstar Rajinikanth helped him. DMK MLA Dr Saravanan came forward to help him and admitted him at his hospital and gave him treatment for free.
Thavasi’s condition was known to the public after his son Arumugam released a video about the condition of his father. Following this several celebrities came forward to help him.
After he was admitted to a private hospital in Madurai, a video highlighting his dire financial situation went viral. This created a huge buzz and many came forward to help the actor.
Vijay Sethupathi, Sivakarthikeyan, Rajinikanth, Soundarya and Simbu are some of the film fraternity members who came forward to help.
Thavsi has been part of movies like Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam and more. He has also acted in Rajini Murugan and Appukutty’s Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai and in the TV show Rasathi.