Asuran actor Nitish Veera succumbs to COVID-19 at 45


Kollywood actor Nitish Veera, best known for his performance in Dhanush starrer 'Asuran' breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai due to COVID-19. The 45-year-old tested positive for the deadly virus a few days back and was being treated in the hospital but lost the battle on Monday. He is  survived by his wife and two daughters, aged 8 and 7.

Director Selvaraghavan shared a picture of Nitish with Dhanush on Twitter and wrote, "REST IN PEACE MY MANI."

Actor Krishna, who worked with Nitish Veera in Kazhugoo and Bellbottom tweeted, "Rest in peace my friend Nitish Veera. We did two films together #kazhugoo and #Bellbottom.  An extremely passionate actor and a kind soul. The second is wave is not a joke guys…. can’t loose anyone anymore… pls stay in and stay safe."

Vishnu Vishal wrote, "#RIPNitishVeera. It pains to write this… Acted with him in #Vennilakabbadikuzhu and #MaaveranKittu.. This covid second wave is taking away so many lives.. Be careful and keep your loved ones really close to you… (sic)."