Last week, director Atlee shared a news on his social media page that his wife, Priya Atlee’s grandfather Kaliyaraj passed away. He sounded very emotional about Kaliyaraj’s demise and added that he was like a friend figure to him. The fans and well wishers shared their condolence messages to the couple on social media. Following a week after his death, Priya Atlee took to her Instagram page last night (September 19) to share an emotional note about her grandfather. Through the post, she mentioned that her grandfather’s death has hit her hard and added that she couldn’t explain her feelings in words.

She shared a throwback picture of her grandfather from her wedding and wrote, “Dint know our loved ones demise can hit us so hard , Can’t describe my loss in words , I know how much u loved me , I know how much u prayed for me , I know how much u wer ter for me , miss u Tatha , I miss ur voice every time I enter the house , I miss ur pampering , I miss ur advice , I miss every thing abt u Tatha , how ever far u try to go I know Ull always be with us watching us Tatha , luv u always , will miss u forever ❤️ #kaliaraj #mygrandpaiscoolerthanyours #mygrandpaisthemoststylish #mygrandpaisthemosthandsome #mygrandpaisperfect #mygrandpaiseverythingtome (sic)”.

Priya Atlee's close circle of friends from the industry, Samantha Akkineni, Saindhavi Prakash, Aarti Ravi, Suma Harris Jayaraj, Malar Bala shared their condolences through the comments. Priya's grandfather, Kaliyaraj passed away due to a cardiac arrest and he was 82 years old when he breathed his last.

Sharing his death news, Atlee had wrote, "@priyaatlee Thatha passed away today He doesn’t like to be called Thatha so I always call him bro. Today It was like a regular day for me & Priya. we got up and started our day suddenly we received a call from Aunty in morning we were broken to know tat he is no more due to cardiac arrest. He is 82, even last week we both had a beautiful conversation.. he loved me so much he has always been a well wisher, friend and experienced guide (minalae Subini Thatha type) miss u bro can’t believe ur no more. I’m heartbroken. Our family has lost the pillar & A young friend love u bro kaliyaraj , no one can replace u in our lives , will miss u ... this day has made us realize alot of things in life... it’s tym to realize there is an end for everything... so share ur love and happiness till u live... everyday is a gift from god... love u bro...😰❤️"


My guardian angel 💙👼🏻🧚 #kalaiaraj

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