2020 has predominantly been a year filled with grief for people world over as a result of the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Apart from the COVID-19 outbreak, there have also been natural disasters and man-made calamities across the globe, with several notable personalities also succumbing to their deaths this year. Among the people from the entertainment industry from whose deaths many are yet to recover are Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, popular Tamil comedian Vadivelu Balaji and most recently legendary singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. 

Now, another shocking news has come for Tamil cinema fans as the blockbuster Baasha director Suresh Krissna's father R Krishnan passed away on Monday morning after a battle with COVID-19. He was 92. Mr Krishnan, who is also father to popular South Indian actress Shanthi Krishna, breathed his last at a private hospital in Bengaluru. Mr Krishnan had earlier been undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments and had recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Soon after, his health took a turn for the worse and began deteriorating. His last rites were performed in accordance with the COVID protocols. 

The sad news was made known to the public by Shanthi Krishnan on her Instagram page, where she posted a picture of herself with Mr Krishnan. She penned a heartbreaking emotional note saying, "When can I ever do this again Appa... I miss u so much ... can’t believe u r no more... u will always be with us Appa ... I love uuuuu???????????? ... May ur soul Rest In Peace ??????".


When can I ever do this again Appa... I miss u so much ... can’t believe u r no more... u will always be with us Appa ... I love uuuuu😍😍😘😘😘😘 ... May ur soul Rest In Peace 🙏🙏😢😢

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R Krishnan is survived by his wife K Saradha, elder son Tamil movie director Suresh Krishna and daughter actress Shanthi Krishna. With the race for a cure for COVID-19 still ongoing, people around the world are being instructed by their respective governments, medical officials and health experts to follow and adopt all necessary precautions against the infectious disease which has so far claimed more than 1.12 million lives, with over 40.3 million testing positive around the world.