Veteran Tamil comedian, Vellai Subbaiah passes away at 78
Veteran Tamil film comedian, Vellai Subbaiah died after a brief illness at Mettupalayam near Coimbatore, family sources said on Thursday. The actor died on Wednesday night and the last rites were performed this afternoon. He is survived by wife and daughter. He was 78. Among the notable movies Subbaiah had worked are Bharathiraaja's 'Alaigal Oivathillai', 'Gopurangal Saivathillai', 'Kaadhal Oviyam', and 'Karakattakaran.' Here's more.
Subbaiah featured with almost all top Tamil actors including MG Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, and new generation actors like Vijay and Ajith. He was a native of Punjai Puliyampatti in Erode district and was living with his daughter in Mettupalayam for the last four years following an age-related illness. Subbiah is also a recipient of the state government's prestigious 'Kalai Mudumani'.