The world has been caught up for nearly one and a half years battling the coronavirus pandemic, which has left billions affected, including millions losing their loved ones. The infectious disease has crippled governments around the globe as the race to getting people vaccinated is currently underway as medical and health officials are urging everyone to follow the suggested protocols for their safety and to ward away from any impending danger. As COVID-19 continues to leave many infected with each passing day and many people losing their lives, it has also taken away from us many notable names from the Tamil film industry during this period. Tamil cinema has lost yet another notable personality now due to coronavirus and the government is urging its citizens to follow the safety measures and instructions to ward off the disease. People have been advised to wear a mask at all times, sanitize their hand, stay home and not go out unless it is necessary. 

Last year, legendary singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away after complications due to COVID-19, with blockbuster director KV Anand as well succumbing to the disease, followed by comedy actor Pandu as well in 2021. Now, another notable personality from the Tamil film fraternity, veteran director and former Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) chief Mohan Gandhi Raman has passed away on Tuesday due to COVID-19. Known for his films namely Kalathai Venravan (1989), Ananda Bhairavi(1978) and Vakkuruthi (1973), he had been admitted at the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Omandur, Chennai, where he was undergoing treatment after testing positive for the novel coronavirus and succumbed to the disease in the early hours of the morning today. 

The loss of Mohan Gandhi Raman will come as a huge personal loss to the Tamil film fraternity and we here at Galatta extend our heartfelt condolences to him and the bereaved family.