Popular actress and folk singer Paravai Muniyamma passed away this morning in Madurai after a prolonged kidney-related illness of which she suffered for many years.
She was 83and is survived by her son and grandchildren. Born in Paravai near Madurai Muniyamma gained huge popularity in the surrounding areas for her folk songs and later was brought on board Chennai’s light music troupe Lakshman Shruti.
Muniyamma made her acting and singing debut in Tamil cinema in the 2003 blockbuster movie ‘Dhool’ starring Vikram and Jyothika in which her performance as a glib grandmother received as much praise as her climax song “Singam Pola” which is still a crowd favorite.
She has appeared in several movies with top actors such as Vijay, Ajith, Dhanush, Simbu and Sivakarthikeyan and among others.
In the past there were several rumors regarding the death of Paravai Muniyamma but she endured health scares and recently actor Sivakarthikeyan visited her in Madurai and ensured she got medical treatment in a private hospital. We convey our deepest condolences to the family of the departed soul.