Tamil film actor Murali died here on Wednesday following a heart attack, his family said.
The 46-year old Murali, who had acted in over 100 films, complained of chest pain this morning and was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, including Atharva, who made his film debut recently in the film Baana Kathadi.
Murali, son of famous Kannada film director Siddalingaia, made his debut in Tamil film in 1984 playing the lead role in Poovilangu, directed by Ameerjhan.
Murali was much-sought after actor in the 90s when he gave a string of hit movies. His notable films include Idhayam, Pudu Vasantham, Porkalam and Sundara Travels.
His latest film Kavasam is slated for release this week, his family said.
Murali had campaigned for the AIADMK in the 2006 assembly elections.
Image: Sangavi and Murali in a scene from Porkalam.