Chennai: Tamil filmmaker Rasu Madhuravan, who was suffering from throat cancer, breathed his last here Tuesday, said a family friend. He was 44. "He was undergoing treatment for throat cancer for quite sometime and he was set to undergo surgery. He passed away this morning," the family friend said.

Madhuravan was being treated at Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, where he passed away. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Madhuravan was known for making films such as "Poomagal Oorvalam", "Pandi" and "Goripalayam". His last film "Sogusu Perundhu" was under production.

(Agencies)

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