Ramarajan tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalised

Actor Ramarajan, 65, has tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to the National Institute of Ageing situated on the premises of the King Institute of Preventive Medicine.

His condition was said to be stable. According to reports, Ramarajan complained of breathing problem recently after an AC mechanic had come home to service the air conditioner.

So, he was taken to the hospital for treatment. The actor decided to get himself admitted until he felt better. He has also undergone a COVID-19 test which said he was infected by virus.

Ramarajan, who debuted in the industry with minor roles in films in the late 70s, started his journey as a director. He directed Mannukketha Ponnu and Marudhani, among other films.

Popularly known as Makkal Nayagan, Ramarajan has proven his mettle as an actor, writer and a director in Tamil cinema. He is mostly known for being a part of rural entertainers, which struck a chord with the audience.

He is known for his performances in Enga Ooru Paatukukaran, Karagattakaran, Enga Ooru Kavalkaran and Paatuku Naan Adimai, to name a few. Ramarajan has also directed nearly 10 films and most of them were village-based subjects.