Veteran folk singer and actress Paravai Muniyamma who shot to fame with the Vikram starrer Dhool in 2003 for her ‘Singam Pola Nadanthu Varaan…’ song, passed away in the wee hours of Sunday, 29 March, at the age of 83, in Madurai owing to kidney failure.
Hailing from a town called Paravai in Madurai, she has acted in more than 80 films and has contributed a lot to folk music.
In November, the actress was admitted to Velammal Hospital, Madurai owing to deterioration in her condition. Unfortunately, false news that the actress had passed away back then was widespread. The hospital management then sent out a press release stating that the actress is keeping well. The medical expenses were also being taken care of by the hospital management.
She was also hospitalised back in 2015 and received support from many actors including Dhanush, Sivakarthikeyan and the then Nadigar Sangam president R Sarathkumar who financed her treatment. Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa too had facilitated the opening of a fixed deposit account worth 6 lakhs in Muniyamma’s name.
The actor’s last rites will be performed on Sunday evening in Madurai with family and relatives in attendance.
The actress was last seen in director Jaison’s horror-drama Sathura Adi 3500 (2017).