Paravai Muniyamma’s health update

Veteran singer and actress Paravai Muniamma, who shot to fame with the song, ‘Singam Pola Nadandhu Varaan Chella Perandi’ in Chiyaan Vikram-starrer ‘Dhool’, was hospitalised recently. Since then, false news about her health condition is circulating widely on social media.

Following this, the hospital has said she is recovering faster and has been shifted to a normal ward from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). According to sources, she faced serious illness due to kidney problem, but she is now on the path of recovery.

Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, where she was admitted, in a release stated that Muniyamma’s health condition is getting stable after the continuous monitoring and treatment of doctors and she would get back to home soon.

The private hospital also announced that the hospital will bear the complete expenses on the treatment to the Kalaimamani recipient, Muniyamma. After Dhool, Muniyamma went on to appear in several notable films including Kovil, Thoranai, Thamizh Padam, Venghai, Veeram, Maan Karate etc and also performed more than 2000 stage shows in folk music, worldwide.

The 84-year-old Kalaimamani awardee was last seen in a Tamil film titled Sathura Adi 3500 which was released in 2017. Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa gave 6 lakh as fixed deposit and Rs 6,000 monthly on behalf of the government to the old actress.

Muniyamma’s acting career started off with a role in Dhool (2003), which garnered her a cult status. Since then she has appeared in over 50 films, usually playing grandmother roles. She has completed 2,000 stage performances on folk songs, which also includes shows in London, Singapore and Malaysia.

She was hospitalized for two years back and sought help from Tamil film industry. The Tamil film industry helped her, including actors Sivakarthikeyan and Vishal. Then, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had helped under MGR welfare scheme by arranging 6 lakhs fixed deposit in her name, and actor Dhanush had also taken care of her treatment expenses.