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Producer Ashok Kumar commits suicide; leaves a suicide note

Producer Ashok Kumar, relative of actor Sasikumar committed suicide on Tuesday (November 21).

SNS | New Delhi | Updated :

Producer Ashok Kumar, relative of actor Sasikumar committed suicide on Tuesday (November 21).

The entire Southern film industry got a shock, when this news reached their ears.

Kumar has left a long suicide note, which says that he took this extreme step because of Madurai-based financier called Anbu Chezhiyan. The financier who has political contacts had lent money to Kumar and had been pressurising and threatening him from the past couple of days.

It has also been motioned in the note that Anbu Chezhiyan threatened to kidnap his family members. Kumar had been associated with the financer for more than seven years.

Reportedly, Kumar committed suicide by hanging himself in his multi-storeyed apartment, which is based at Arcot Road in Alwarthirunaga.

He had also produced the upcoming film Kodi Veeran.

The South Indian film fraternity has been posting tweets. A look: