Chengalpet: Renowned Tamil supporting actor Maran has passed away due to Covid-19 on Wednesday morning at the age of 48. He was admitted to Chengalpet Government hospital two days ago. His death came as a shock to the Tamil film industry. Though he received treatment for coronavirus, he succumbed to the diseases on May 12. His mortal remains will be cremated by the Corporation officials. Also Read - Family of Brain-Dead Tamil Nadu Man Donate His Heart & Lungs, Save Lives of 2 Patients

He is known for his roles in Ghilli and Kuruvi and his performance in Ghilli grabbed eyeballs. Some of his films include Boss Engira Baskaran, Thalainagaram, Dishoom, Vettaikaran, and KGF: Chapter 1. Apart from doing comedy roles, he also acted as a villain in several films. He is also known for performing gaana ( folk music) at several concerts across the city. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extended for Another Week, Further Relaxations Permitted

On May 11, Tamil Nadu recorded 29,272 fresh coronavirus cases, out of which 7,466 are from Chennai and 2,419 from Chengalpet. Also Read - Will Set AIADMK Straight, Says Sasikala in Audio Clip After Party Sacks Workers For Talking to Her