After the news of Vivekh’s death, a shattered southern film and music industry poured their hearts out on social media. Superstar Rajinikanth, who co-starred with Vivekh in the 2007 hit Sivaji and Uzhaippali, mourned the actor, who was popularly known as Chinnakalaivanar, with these words: “The passing away of Chinnakalaivanar, social worker and my dear close friend Vivekh is very painful. Every day I spent with him during the filming of Sivaji are forgettable days in my life. My condolences to the bereaved family. Let his soul rest in peace.”
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman, who worked in several films featuring Vivekh, wrote: “Actor Vivekh, can’t believe you’ve left us…May you rest in peace…you’ve entertained us for decades ..your legacy will stay with us .”
Prakash Raj mourned Vivekh with these words: “Ahhh.. #vivek …gone too soon dear friend ..thank you for planting thoughts and trees …thank you for entertaining and empowering us with your wit and humour..will miss you…RIP.”
Devi Sri Prasad called the late actor the “greatest comedian of our time” and tweeted: “OMG..can’t believe I woke up to this shocking news about legendary Vivekh…Heartbreaking…Greatest comedian of our times who always incorporated a social message into his comedy. I have always been his diehard fan. You will live in our hearts forever dear Sir.”
“Not able to believe this… He made us laugh, he educated us through his performances, he cared for this world and helped teach us how to take care of it. There will never be another like you sir. We will miss you. Rest in peace, Vivekh sir,” wrote actor Gautham Karthik.
Aathmika, who worked with the late actor in Meesaya Murukku paid a tribute to him with these words: “Shocked beyond words. Couldn’t hold back my tears. God took you from us too soon. Blessed in this lifetime to share a movie with you. Will always treasure the moments shared together. A true legend in the industry. A dark day to cinema! #ripvivek sir.”