'Bichagadu' fame Vijay Antony is one of the most popular Tamil actors. 'Bichagadu 2' and 'Hatya' are among his recent theatrical releases. Thanks to his unique choices, the actor-composer has become quite noted among Telugu movie buffs over the years.
The news is that, in the wee hours of Tuesday, his 16-year-old daughter Meera was found dead at their residence in Chennai. Early reports say that she hung herself.
Chennai-based media reports say that Meera had been depressed for some reason. She was given adequate mental healthcare under the aegis of an expert. Recently, Vijay Antony publicly spoke of the importance of mental health and why it is essential to treat depression.
Antony and other bereaved family members are receiving the profound sympathies of audiences, industry colleagues, and politicians. Senior Tamil actor R Sarath Kumar today tweeted that the news of Meera's untimely demise is shocking beyond imagination. "No amount of consoling and condolences can replace the everlasting grief of Vijay Antony and Fatima (Antony's wife). Vijay, I hope the almighty gives strength to your family to bear this unfathomable loss," he wrote.
Ragalahari extends its deepest sympathies to Antony. May God give him and his family the strength to overcome the irreplaceable loss!