Kamal Haasan, Radikaa Sarathkumar, celebs mourn Daniel Balaji’s tragic death


Kamal Haasan mourned the death of his ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu’ co-star, Daniel Balaji. The Tamil actor died at the age of 48 due to a heart attack in Chennai. Other than Kamal Haasan, Radikaa Sarathkumar and Kishore Kumar Huli condoled his death.

Daniel Balaji reportedly complained of chest pain on Friday, March 29 after which he was rushed to a hospital in Chennai’s Kottivakam. He died despite getting treatment. His body has been taken to his residence in Purasaiwalkam for final rites. He was 48 years old, and his sudden demise came as a huge shock to his fans and the Tamil film industry.

Kamal Haasan mourned the sudden tragic demise of Daniel Balaji on X and wrote, “The sudden death of brother Daniel Balaji is shocking. The agony of young deaths is great. My condolences to Balaji’s family, friends and fans. He will live even after his death by donating his eyes. My tribute to Balaji who has given light (sic).”

Radikaa Sarathkumar also expressed her heartfelt condolences on Instagram and wrote, “Unbelievable! Daniel Balaji is a talented actor who debuted in our Radan Siddhi series. He got great fame despite playing the Siddhi series in a negative role. He is a wonderful person. His demise makes me grieve. May his soul rest in peace (sic).”

Kishore Kumar Huli also mourned the death of the actor on Instagram and wrote, “Goodbye brother .. Will miss you. Polladhavan was not just a film for the team it was home, an extended family. Though there was no communication on a regular basis. We always had a smile on our faces when would come across that occasional news or video about one of us of their ideas, films and success.”

Adding, he wrote, “Checkout when we speak about each other.. there is always a sense of pride. We were always happy and proud about whatever any of us did, with or without us. Wherever I go people ask me ‘eppo Vadachennai -2’.. I would jokingly say ‘with Vetri’s bag full of commitments we might do it only as 70-year-olds’, but Wish I could call you now brother and hear you say with that unmatched attitude… Anna eppadi irukkeenga…(sic).”

Daniel Balaji was known for playing villain roles in films. His performance as Amudhan in director Gautham Menon and Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu’ still remains one of the iconic antagonist roles in Tamil cinema. More details regarding the cremation are awaited.

Balaji started his career as a unit production manager in Kamal Haasan’s unfinished dream project, ‘Marudhunayagam’. He also forayed into television by playing a memorable role in Radikaa Sarathkumar’s ‘Chithhi’. In the television serial, he portrayed the role of Daniel, earning him the screen name, Daniel Balaji.

Published By:

Prachi arya

Published On:

Mar 30, 2024



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