DMK MLA J Anbazhagan was declared dead yesterday (June 10) and it took the entire state of Tamil Nadu by deep shock. Anbazhagan lost his life after fighting against Coronavirus and worryingly, he became one of the rarest celebrities to have died on his birthday. Apart from being a pioneer and a reputed leader in the field of politics, Anbazhagan was also quite interested in films and sports, mainly cricket. Anbazhagan produced Jayam Ravi’s Aadhi Bhagavan, directed by Ameer, under his banner Anbu Pictures.

Reacting to his death, actor Jayam Ravi has now issued a statement expressing his grief. The Ponniyin Selvan actor, in his statement, said, “I am extremely disturbed to hear about the demise of honorable J Anbazhagan sir. Apart from being a promising leader with a reputed caliber, he was a good-hearted person, who perpetually dedicated his life to fulfilling the needs of people. I had the privilege of spending many quality times with him as he produced my film ‘Aadhi Bhagavan’.

Those memories are still fresh in my heart and will be a great one to cherish forever. The way he admired art and cinema and his voracious knowledge about them had surprised me at many times. I am sure, he will be fondly remembered forever in the hearts of people and will remain immortal for his great achievements as a politician, film personality, and more than all, a good human.

The initiatives he took during this critical period of COVID 19 for the well being of the public without even caring for his health is a saintly gesture. I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and relatives grieving his demise and pray that his soul may rest in peace.