RK Shanmugam, known for his iconic dialogues in MGR’s Aayirathil Oruvan, passed away on Tuesday evening. According to initial reports, Shanmugam died from a sudden cardiac arrest. He was 87.
A spokesperson for the family told Silverscreen that the writer had been ailing for sometime. “He had been suffering health issues for the past two years. Most of them due to old age. He continued to nurture his love for Tamil literature and spent much of his last years reading and writing. When the end came, it was peaceful and swift.”
Shanmugam’s career began with Aayirathil Oruvan.