CHENNAI, July 26 (Bernama) -- The once flamboyant Malaysian-born actor
Ravichandran who shot to stardom in his first movie, the super-hit ''Kaadhalikka
Neramillai'' (No time to be in love) in 1964, died on Monday after a brief
The 69-year-old, who had dazzled the South Indian cine world in the 60s and
70s, succumbed to lung infection and kidney ailment at a private hospital in
Chennai on Monday morning, reported The Hindu newspaper.
Ravichandran wanted to become a medical doctor. But chicken pox derailed his
much-cherished ambition, resulting in the man seduced by the glamour world of
movies and ending up acting in nearly 100 films.
The medical fraternity''s loss was the cine world''s gain.
In an interview with The Hindu, way back in 2005, he commented: "After my
pre-university examinations, I wanted to become a doctor.
"However, my fate changed after a sudden attack of chicken pox."
The actor shot to stardom in 1964 in his first super-hit movie, ''Kaadhalikka
Neramillai'' (No time to be in love) and later played several key roles in
mostly Tamil films.
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