Murugadoss Theerthapathi, 92, who was the last Zamin of Singampatti in erstwhile Tirunelveli district, which is at present in Tenkasi district, died at his palace in Singampatti village on Sunday night.
Following this, Sivakarthikeyan and Napoleon, who played the descendants of Singampatti in ‘Seema Raja’, have played heartful tributes to the king. “சிங்கம்பட்டி சீமராஜாவாக நடித்ததற்கு எப்போதும் பெருமை கொள்வேன் அய்யா அய்யாவின் பிரிவால் வாடும் குடும்பத்தாருக்கும்,சிங்கம்பட்
His tweet, if translated in English, means: “I will always be proud to have played the role of Sigampatti Seemaraja. My heartfelt condolences to the people of Singampetti and the family members of Singampatti Raja.”
The film’s director Ponram posted: “#RIPSingampattiRaja. He wasn’t just a king, but was very humble and was also a renowned scholar in Tamil literature. I offer my condolences to his family members and to the people of Singampatti.” Napoleon, who is currently in the United States, also paid his tributes through a condolence message.
Murugadoss was crowned the Zamindar of Singampatti at the age of three-and-a-half years when his father died and was sent to Sri Lanka for education. After being in Chennai for a while for his business, Murugadoss returned to Singampatti and was administering the famous Sorimuthu Ayyanar Temple inside the Kalakkadu – Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve beyond Papanasam that would attract thousands of devotees for the Adi amavasai festival.