80 year old Lalitha Neelakandan breathed her last, yesterday night at a private hospital in Vadapalani. Lalitha is the grandmother of actor Vijay, who shared a close relationship with his grandma. He used to often take out time from his movies to meet Lalitha, whenever possible.
On hearing the bad news, the actor and his cousin Vikraanth along with family members, hurried to the hospital in Chennai. The reason cited was a massive heart attack, and despite being brought in without wasting much time, doctors were unable to bring her back. Lalitha, a Carnatic singer, is survived by two daughters Shobha and Sheela and two sons SN Surendar and SN Sundar. Vijay’s mom Shobha Chandrasekhar, looked dispirited, as she grieved over the big loss, with family members consoling her. The memorial service has been carried out yesterday, 5:30 pm, at the Nungambakkam Teresa Church. We are told that Lalitha’s body will be laid to rest at Kilpauk, with the last rites being conducted.
Let’s pray for the departed soul.