Lyricist, singer and director Arunraja Kamaraja lost his wife Sindhuja on May 16. They were both tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to a private hospital. Arunraja performed his wife Sindhuja's rites by wearing a PPE suit. Sivakarthikeyan and Udhayanidhi Stalin attended the final rites and offered condolences to his family members.
Arunraja's statement is translated as, "I saw with my own eyes the life of my wife sinking and ventilation being thrown out of her. And the virus is still out there, claiming many more lives. The virus doesn’t understand love, poverty, and our likes and dislikes. For the virus, we are all the same. If we do some self-introspection, we may learn to fight against our common enemy, the virus, together and move towards ending this war. If we still can’t unite in our spirit, understand that no man is an island, the virus will win again. We can only take back our dreams, goals and aspirations when we work together in stopping the spread of this virus. Negligence is our first enemy. The negligence of a few will affect even those who are handling the situation very carefully. We have a lifetime to fight our visible enemies. Before that, we should uproot the invisible enemy that we are fighting now once and for all (sic).”