From ‘Karuthamma’ to ‘Tamil Padam’, Periyar Dasan was a fine actor, perfectly fitting into his roles. At 63, he met his sad demise today morning. The actor was admitted to a private hospital recently due to ill health, which he has ultimately succumbed to. Having been introduced to Kollywood through director Bharathiraja in his film ‘Karuthamma’, Periyar Dasan was not only a classic actor, but also an able director.
He has directed movies like ‘Kadhalar Dhinam’, ‘Azhagi’, etc. The actor was a fond follower of the principles of Periyar and it is worth mentioning that if recently converted to Islam. Having missed one of the classic actors of all times, the entirely film fraternity is deeply disappointed.