Subheesh Ramanathan (SR’s son) discloses that the day before his sudden death, he had talked to actress Rekha over the phone about a subject based on the recent Delhi gangrape case and was scheduled to fly to Mumbai to meet her after Pongal.

At 4 a.m., Rajinikanth had picked him up from home and had gone to the Kalikambal Temple at Parrys Corner, where they had special darshan.

Subheesh said that during Dr. Rajkumar’s abduction period, SR was of immense moral support to his wife and family. After he was freed, Rajkumar developed knee problems. He came to Chennai for treatment and stayed with SR.