Actor Dhandapani, 71, died yesterday of a cardiac arrest. He shot to fame with his villainous role in 2004 Tamil film Kaadhal
Dhandapani's media manager Mounam Ravi said in a press release that Dhandapani complained of uneasiness and was taken to a private hospital here where he breathed his last
He had acted in over 160 films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages and was in a shooting for actor-politician R Sarath Kumar's next movie Sandamarutham yesterday
Various film personalities representing the South Indian Film Chamber including its President Sarath Kumar, Director A Venkatesh, Samuthrakani paid their last respects.
The cremation took place in Dindigul at Dhandapani's home town. He has three sons and one daughter.