Agathiyan’s wife passes away

Agathiyan’s wife passes away

National award-winning film-maker Agathiyan’s wife died of cardiac arrest in Chennai today.

According to sources, Radha (55) passed away at a private hospital this morning. She is survived by Agathiyan and three daughters, including actress Vijayalakshmi of Chennai 28 fame.

Agathiyan won the National Film Award for Best Direction as well as the National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1996 for the film Kadhal Kottai.

Vijayalakshmi made her acting debut in Chennai 600028. She is married to film-maker Feroz Ahmed, while the elder daughter Karthika is married to Thiru, director of Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai and Samar fame.

Sources said the funeral will take place tomorrow.  Film personalities visited Agathiyan’s residence at Kodambakkam and offered condolences.