The news of veteran music director, lyricist, and director Gangai Amaran's wife, Manimegalai, passing away on Sunday has left many sad among fans and those in the Tamil film industry. Manimegalai Gangai Amaran, mother to director Venkat Prabhu and actor-composer Premgi, had been admitted to the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai after a brief illness, with condolences still continuing to pour in after her demise. As many have extended their vocal and emotional support to the Amaran family over their recent tragedy, Venkat Prabhu on Tuesday night took to social media to express his gratitude to all those who had extended their support during their period of grief. 

Venkat Prabhu posted a detailed note on Twitter, which is as follows: 

"My father Mr.Gangai Amaren, my brother Premgi, my family and I have lost the Goddess of our family. We are coping with this unbearable loss during these unprecedented catastrophic times. 

On behalf of my family, I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude & appreciation to each and every one of you for standing by us during this emotional period. We are humbled and grateful for the unconditional love that all of you have showered upon us in person, over messages, calls & social media. 

We thank the Doctors & Medical Team of Kauveri Hospital and our family friend doctor Mr.Deepak Subramaniam for their sincere service. We thank our colleagues, friends, members of the film & media fraternities and fans for their condolences and prayers. 

I also take this moment to convey my sincere thanks to my brother-friend, Mr.Udhayanidhi Stalin, for being our pillar of strength & providing us with all the necessary assistance we needed during my Mother's last days & last rites. 

My family and I are forever indebted to all of you. I pray for the Almighty to bless all of you. 



Below is the the tweet: