Director and actor Sasikumar of Subramaniapuram and Nadodigal fame is devastated as his cousin and co-producer Ashok Kumar committed suicide on Tuesday in Valarasavakkam. Before ending up his life, Ashok Kumar wrote a two-page letter in which he clearly described the mental pressure he was subjected by popular financier Anbu Chezhiyan.
According to Ashok, Anbu Chezhiyan’s abusive words against the women in the family and kidnap threat are the main reasons behind the suicide. “I had only two options before me—to murder or to suicide, choosing the latter”, said Ashok Kumar in his suicide note.
Ashok Kumar’s death saddened the entire industry.