Director Venkat Prabhu and actor-musician Premgi Amaren lost their mother Manimegalai Gangai Amaren on May 9 at around 11.30 pm at a private hospital in Chennai. Venkat Prabhu took to social media to share a heartfelt note thanking his followers and friends for their support. In his note, Venkat Prabhu wrote that Udayanidhi Stalin was his pillar of support and thanked him.
Venkat Prabhu wrote, "My father Mr Gangai Amaren, my brother Premgi, my family and I have lost the Goddess of our family. We are coping with this unbearable loss during these unprecedented catastrophic times. On behalf of my family, I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude & appreciation to each and every one of you for standing by us during this emotional period. We are humbled and grateful for the unconditional love that all of you have showered upon us in person, over messages, calls & social media. We thank the Doctors & Medical Team of Kauveri Hospital and our family friend doctor Mr Deepak Subramaniam for their sincere service. We thank our colleagues, friends, members of the film & media fraternity and fans for their condolences and prayers. I also take this moment to convey my sincere thanks to my brother-friend, Mr. Udhayanidhi Stalin, for being our pillar of strength & providing us with all the necessary assistance we needed during my Mother's last days & last rites. My family and I are forever indebted to all of you. I pray for the Almighty to bless all of you (sic)."