Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan bid goodbye to Tamil lyricist Vaali
The cream of the Tamil film industry turned up to pay homage to the late lyricist.
Prominent members of the Tamil film industry attended the funeral of the late lyricist Vaali at the Besant Nagar crematorium in south Chennai on Friday to pay their last respects.
Superstar Rajinikanth arrived with actor Vijayakanth and offered his condolences to the grieving family.
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Image: Rajinikanth (centre) with Vijayakanth to his right
Anirudh Ravichander, Dhanush
Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush was accompanied by Kolaveri D composer Anirudh Ravichander. Anirudh is the nephew of Rajnikanth and Lata, while Dhanush is married to their daughter Aishwarya.
Incidentally, Vaali had penned the lyrics of Dhanush's latest film Mariyaan, which released today, July 19.
Image: Anirudh Ravichander and Dhanush
Kamal Haasan also mourned the death of the famous songwriter. Vaali acted in Kamal Haasan's Hey Ram, among many others.
Image: Rajinikanth, Vijayakanth
Ajith and Shalini
Actor Ajith arrived with wife Shalini to pay tribute to Vaali.
Image: Shalini and Ajith
Music composer Ilayaraja, who has worked with Vaali in many films, pays his last respects.
Actor Vijay Sethupathi, whose Soodhu Kavvum was one of the hits of 2013, pays a floral tribute.
Image: Vijay Sethupathi
S P Muthuraman
Veteran director S P Muthuraman pays his respects.
Image: S P Muthuraman
P C Sreeram
Cinematographer and director P C Sreeram pays homage to the late lyricist.
Image: P C Sreeram
K Balachander, Harris Jayaraj
Veteran filmmaker K Balachander and composer Harris Jayaraj pay their tribute.
Image: K Balachander, Harris Jayaraj