Lyricist, singer, and director Arunraja Kamaraj and his wife Sindhuja tested positive for the novel coronavirus recently. They were admitted to a private hospital in Chennai. While Arunraja is recovering well, his wife succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday (May 16). Her last rites were performed today by Arunraja and her family members. Since Arunraja is a Covid-19 patient, he was asked to go wearing a PPE suit with a face shield to limit the spread of the disease from him. Sivakarthikeyan and Udhayanidhi Stalin went to pay their last respects to Sindhuja and consoled their family members.
Composer Santhosh Narayanan wrote, "I have known my dear friends Arunraja and his wife Sindhu for close to 20 years. I have seen them gloriously fight through many challenges together and it is devastating to know that Sindhu is no more. She was a child at heart and so is Arunraja. Sindhu will always be his guiding light. We will miss her playfulness, her unconditional love towards pets, her towering support to Arunraja, and her hilarious wit. Goodbye, my dear sister and friend Sindhu. You will have a special place in heaven. I kindly plead all of you to stay indoors as much as possible and have everyone in your thoughts and prayers. We will get out of this challenge soon (sic)."