Actor Selvakumar dies in freak accident
Tamil film and TV serial actor R Selvakumar died in a road accident at T Nagar on Thursday night.He was 59.
Police said the resident of T Nagar, was returning home after a programme when the speedometer wire of his two-wheeler got entangled in the front wheel. He lost control of the vehicle and was thrown on to the road. The actor suffered head injuries and died on the spot. He was not wearing a helmet, police said. On hear ing of the incident, a number of actors visited the Government Royapettah Hospital where his body lay .
Selvakumar had gone to Narada Gana Sabha on TTK Road for an event and was returning home with a friend, Kovai Senthil, police said.
Senthil, who was riding pillion, suffered injuries and was admitted to a private hospital.
Selvakumar had acted in more than 300 films , including such blockbusters as Vijayakanth-starrer `Ramana’ and Vikram’s `Anniyan’, and several popular television serials.
Kalarathna Kalyanjee, Selvakumar’s colleague and actor, said, “We had acted together in many films and television serials. It is unfortunate that we had to lose him this way . The film fraternity is gathered here at the hospital to offer our support to the family in this time of grief.“
Selvakumar is survived by his wife K Geetha and two daughters.
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