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Actor-singer Paravai Muniyamma passes away

By Online Desk

Tamil folk singer and actor Paravai Muniyamma passed away on Sunday morning at her residence in Madurai. She was 83.

Muniyamma had been battling age-related illness for several years. She is survived by her son, who is a special child, and two grandchildren.

Born in Madurai’s Paravai, Muniyamma started of as a folk singer performing at temple functions and later went on to sing with the music troupe, Lakshman Shruthi.

Gaining popularity widely through actor Vikram’s flicker ‘Dhool’ in 2003, the veteran actress went on to appear in several notable films including Kovil, Thoranai, Thamizh Padam, Venghai, Veeram, Maan Karate etc and also performed more than 2000 stage shows in folk music, worldwide.

It is to be noted that, in 2015, knowing that Muniyamma was struggling to meet her needs, then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa provided her monitory assistance of Rs 6 lakhs when the actress was hospitalised.

Source: The New Indian Express