Comedian ‘Vaalameen’ Muthuraja dies in a freak accident

Film-goers would hardly have forgotten the popular kuthu number Vaala meenukkum Vilangu meenukkum kalyanam… from Mysskin’s Chithiram Pesudhadi which released in 2006? The song, sung by Ghana Ulaganathan and which had some great hip-gyrating dance movements by ‘item girl’ Malavika, remained on top of music charts for a long time.

Viewers wouldn’t have forgotten the boy who held the mike for Gana Ulaganathan in that song? Muthuraja, the young comedian who became hugely popular after that song, died in a freak accident in Theni yesterday. Thanks to the song’s huge popularity, Muthuraja started going places in Kollywood and had acted in over 50 films within a short span of time.

In between his humour-filled roles, he played almost the second hero in the film Konjam Veyil Konjam Mazhai by appearing throughout the film as his character was inter-woven through the script. He was also part of the successful film Kalavaani which starred Vimal and debutant Oviya in the lead.

Ironically enough, Muthuraja got married hardly a month ago. His marriage was held in his native village of K.K. Patti in Theni District. He was staying at his parents’ house along with his newly-wed wife. A couple of days back, he was cleaning the water-tank installed on the terrace of his two-storey house when he accidentally slipped and fell to the ground from the terrace.

He was rushed to general hospital at Madurai. Muthuraja had been heavily injured on the head and slipped into coma on Tuesday. Despite the treatment, he breathed his last on Tuesday night. He was cremated at his native place amid mourning by his relatives, friends and fans.

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