Veteran character artiste Poornam Viswanathan passed away in Chennai on Wednesday after a brief illness. Mr. Viswanathan is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.
Poornam Vishwanathan was a Tamil News reader with All India Radio who announced India attaining freedom in his news bulletin in 1947. He later on went on to become a good character artiste and theatre person. Mr. Viswanathanâ€™s performance in films such as â€˜Varusham 16,â€™ â€˜Keladi Kanmani,â€™ â€˜Aasai,â€™ â€˜Mahanadiâ€™ and â€˜Varumaiyin Niram Sivappuâ€™ are unforgettable. He was at ease in both comedy and melodrama.
The 87-year-old actor died of multiple organ failure at a private hospital, hospital sources said.
Chennai365 team conveys condolence to the bereaved family.