1. Vijayakant, founder of DMDK party in Tamil Nadu, passed away on December 28, 2023 in Chennai.

He was admitted in a private hospital for pneumonia treatment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences, called Vijayakant's death a "void hard to fill".

His body will be kept at DMDK headquarters in Chennai for public to pay last respects.

Union Minister L Murugan said Vijayakant did active work in public life and arts.

TN BJP chief Annamalai said Vijayakant was loved by PM Modi and Tamils worldwide.

Actor Sarath Kumar said the news shocked lakhs of Vijayakant's supporters.

Kamal Haasan said Vijayakant's fearless courage was his hallmark.

TN CM Stalin announced state honours for Vijayakant’s funeral.

AIADMK leader EPS hailed Vijayakant's achievements in films and politics.

PM Modi called Vijayakant a close friend and legendary Tamil actor.