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Actor ‘Poo‘ Ramu dies at 60

Actor ‘Poo’ Ramu

Actor ‘Poo’ Ramu

Veteran actor Poo Ramu died here on Monday. He was 60.

He was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after he had a massive cardiac arrest on Friday.

A street theatre artiste, Mr. Ramu rose to fame in 2008 after essaying a role in the critically acclaimed 2008 film Poo directed by Sasi. He later went on to star in Neerparavai,  Pariyerum Perumal and Nedunaalvaadi. The actor was more recently seen in the Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru.

 He was a member of the Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers’ Association. From 1990 to 2005, Ramu was a part of the Chennai Kalai Kuzhu.

A friend of the actor said he had been shooting for a Tamil film and had signed on to star in another film later this year. 

His body was taken to his residence at Urapakkam and the funeral will be held on Tuesday. 

CM’s condolence

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin condoled the death of Ramu and observed that he was a renowned street play artiste who reached out to people on Leftist ideology. The Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and film fraternity.


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