Ajith Kumar’s father P Subramaniam Mani dies, family wants to ‘grieve privately’; Sarath Kumar pays tributes
Ajith Kumar’s father P Subramaniam Mani died at the age of 85. According to his family, he was suffering from age-related health issues.
Actor Ajith Kumar’s father P Subramaniam Mani died on Friday in his sleep at his residence. A statement from the family confirmed that he was suffering from old age-related illness for a long time. He was 85. Reportedly, police have been deployed at his residence for support and additional security. He is survived by his wife and three sons--Ajith, Anil, and Anup.
Ajith’s fan club page shared a statement from the family. It read, “Our father, PS Mani, passed away in the early hours of this morning, in his sleep, after a long illness. He was 85. We are grateful for the care and support provided to him and our family by a number of medical professionals, especially following his debilitating stroke of four years ago."
It also added, "We are comforted, at this time of grief, that he lived a good life and knew the undying love of our mother, his partner of nearly six decades. We appreciate the kind, comforting messages and condolences that have been coming in and ask for your understanding if we may not be able to take calls or respond to messages in a timely manner."
The statement also read, "His last rites will be a family affair. We trust that all who have known loss will respect our wish to grieve privately and deal with his passing with as much equanimity and dignity as possible. Anup Kumar, Ajith Kumar, and Anil Kumar.
Celebrities took to Twitter to share their condolences to Ajith’s family. Actor Sarath Kumar tweeted, “My deepest condolences to dear #Ajith and to his family, friends, relatives, and well-wishers for the loss of his father. May his soul rest in peace (sic).”
Actor Sakshi Aggarwal tweeted, “My deep condolences to #AjithKumar sir & family! May god give them strength to overcome this loss (sic).” Fans of Ajith Kumar took to Twitter to express condolences. Many people wrote, "Stay strong Ajith Kumar (sic)," in their posts. Recently, pictures surfaced online in which Ajith and his family were on a vacation in Dubai.