The Tamil industry has been left shocked with the death of veteran actor Joker Thulasi. Members of the film fraternity took to Twitter to express their grief. “Very saddened to hear of the passing of Joker Thulasi, a very wonderful person, has been in theatre & movies for many decades. Sends me messages everyday with positive thoughts. Share working memories of him in Vaani Rani, will miss his childlike enthusiasm,” wrote Radhikaa Sarathkumar.
“RIP – Joker Thulasi. Has been acting since the mid 70s . A very affable person, deeply interested in Astrology etc . I pray for his Athma to attain Sadhgathi. Did many films and TV serials together. I pray his family finds the strength to bear this loss. Aum Shanthi (sic),” wrote Mohan Raman. Thulasi began his long career with the 1976 Tamil film Ungalil Oruthi and achieved fame with films like Ilaignar Ani, Udan Pirappu, Avathara Purushan and Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum.