Actor Kamal’s brother, Chandra Haasan passes away at 82


CHENNAI: Actor Kamal Haasan’s elder brother Chandra Haasan died at the age of 82 at his home in London due to heart attack on Saturday. He used to live with his daughter Anu and son Nirmal.

The sources revealed that, two months ago he went to London to undergo treatment.

Chandra Haasan has worked in around 22 films of Tamil and Telugu. He was the partner in Kamal’s production banner Raj Kamal Films International and showcased crucial role in film Vishwaroopam that was released in year 2013. Following allegations claiming the movie to be anti Islamic, the film witnessed a lot of protests. Later, it hit the theatres with a few cuts.

The actor was last seen in show ‘Coffee with Anu’ that telecasts on a Tamil TV channel.

Opposition leader M K Stalin stated, “Chandra Haasan was a guide to Kamal Haasan right from childhood. Kamal referred to him not as ‘brother’ but as ‘father’.”

Kamal Haasan tweeted, “I was fortunate to have him, as a friend, a guru, a brother and a father. I have not realised even half the dreams he had for me.”