Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Government today announced that actor and Padma Shri awardee Vivek, who died early this morning following a cardiac arrest, will be cremated with full police honours.
“The untimely demise of noted actor Vivek has left many saddened. His comic timing and intelligent dialogues entertained people. Both in his films and his life, his concern for the environment and society shone through. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers. Om Shanti,” tweeted PM Modi.
An official release said Vivek, popularly called as ‘Chinna Kalaivanar’, has become popular by his comedy roles, and has received various awards both at the National and State level. He has found a place in the hearts of the people of the state by his yeoman art and social services and brought pride to Tamil Nadu.
In honour of his services to the society and arts, his mortal remains will be cremated with full police honours, the release said.