Popular Tamil film producer T. Siva's elder brother Ramalingam passed away on Thursday evening at around 9.30pm. The news of Ramalingam's death was revealed by T. Siva on his Twitter page yesterday, with condolences pouring in from celebrities and fans. As of now, the cause of Ramalingam's death is unknown. Ramalingam, who served as a Co-Producer on Amma Creations, played an instrumental role in the development of the reputed production house with his brother T. Siva, and went on to make several notable films. 

Ramalingam and T. Siva are credited with making a number of memorable Tamil films under their Amma Creations banner such as the Prabhu and Sukanya starrer Chinna Mapillai, Prabhu Deva and Roja's Raasaiyya, Rajkiran and Vanitha Vijayakumar's Manikkam and the Sarath Kumar and Parthiban starrer Aravindhan. T. Siva and Ramalingam went on a hiatus from producing films, but returned to production in 2008 on a bang with the Venkat Prabhu comedy thriller multi-starrer Saroja. Post Saroja, Amma Creations went on to bankroll films like acclaimed director Vasantabalan's ambitious historical venture Aravaan, followed by comedy and family entertainers like Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru, Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum and Charlie Chaplin 2, which turned out to be a commercial success. 

As of now, Amma Creations has two big films in its pipeline - the much-awaited Venkat Prabhu-directed multi-starrer Party and Naveen's action thriller Agni Siragugal. Party was initially slated to come out in 2018, but has been delayed and is yet to see the light of the day, while Agni Siragugal wrapped up shooting last year, with post-production works currently underway. Ramalingam, who served as the Co-Producer in Amma Creations, will have had a big role in both these films' production and it now remains to be seen when they will be coming out. Tamil cinema personalities and fans have been paying their tributes on social media after news of Ramalingam's unexpected demise broke out, with many sharing their condolences on social media.