On 17th April the entire film industry and millions of Tamil people across the world were in doldrums over the sad demise of the crowd-pleasing actor Vivek. He had passed away due to cardiac arrest caused by blockage of the left anterior descending artery.
Family, friends, and fans cremated Vivek’s body on the same day at Virugambakkam crematorium, people turned out in large numbers to pay their respects. A pooja was conducted over Vivek’s ashes in Perungotoor near Madurai, his ancestral village. Saplings were planted over Vivek’s ashes in the local burial ground.
Relatives of the late actor feel that the saplings in his memorial would contain his breath as he planted 33 lakh saplings in his lifetime. The effort made by his family deserves all the praise possible.