Tamil film fraternity received another shock on May 17 as actor Nitish Veera, 45, died of COVID-19 in Chennai’s private hospital days after testing positive for the virus. The actor is survived by his wife and two daughters, aged 7 and 8. Famous for his performances in movies like Pudhupettai and Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, the actor had impressed the audience with his roles in films like Rajinikanth Kaala and Dhanush’s Asuran.
The film fraternity mourned the loss of an outstanding and impactful actor. Filmmaker Selvaraghavan took to twitter to express his deepest condolence. With an image of Nitish and Dhanush from the sets of ‘Asuran,’ selvaraghavan wrote, “REST IN PEACE MY MANI.”