Tamil actor Maran succumbed to COVID-19

Renowned Tamil actor Maran has reportedly died of novel coronavirus on Wednesday morning in a Chennai hospital.

The 48-years-old actor, known for his role in Ghilli, was admitted to Chengalpet Government Hospital in Chennai just two days before he succumbed to the disease.

Though Maran was getting treatment for COVID-19, however, he couldn’t survive the virus and died on May 12. The mortal remains of the late actor will be cremated by the Hospital administration.              

The actor’s death was a big shock for the Tamil media industry. He acted as Vijay's friend in Kuruvi and Ghilli. He played the role of Adhivaasi in director Dharani's Ghilli. Maran's performance in Ghilli caught everyone's attention.

Just two days before, another Tamil actor, Joker Thulasi died due to Coronavirus. Earlier, Tamil comedian and actor also died of novel coronavirus.

On May 11, Tamil Nadu recorded 29,272 fresh coronavirus cases out of which 7,466 are from Chennai. Chengalpet recorded 2,419 cases on Tuesday.

India recorded 348,529 fresh Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, taking the caseload tally to 23,340,938. Active Covid-19 cases in India have decreased for three straight days for the first time since early March, both indicating that the country may have reached, or is closing to reaching, the peak of the devastating second wave of the pandemic.

However, deaths from the virus surged again on Tuesday to 4,200, the highest daily toll recorded in the country to date. The total death toll currently stands at 254,225.

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