Rajini fan attempts suicide
He wanted to donate his kidney to the ailing superstar
It seems there is nothing Rajinikanth’s fans won’t do for their superstar. Even if it means laying down their lives. Ever since Rajini was admitted to the hospital, his fans have been praying and fasting for his recovery. However, yesterday (Tuesday), one fan went the whole way and attempted suicide.
Apparently, Rajniraja Arockiasamy, a 40-year-old from Kurichi, tried to kill himself with an overdose of sleeping pills so that he could donate his kidney to the Superstar. He took this step after rumours spread that Rajini was awaiting a kidney transplant at a Singaporean hospital. Fortunately, neighbours found him in time and rushed him to the nearby hospital.
With conflicting rumours spreading all around, Rajini’s son-in-law and actor Dhanush announced to the media that the superstar is recovering well and rubbished reports about a kidney transplant.
“Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (in Chennai) gave him fantastic treatment. They made him fit to travel so he could get better treatment. The doctors have identified the root cause and it is not an irreversible condition. The superstar is eating well, watching a lot of movies and in a great mood to shop. If he doesn’t return after 10 days, that will be because we would be on a family vacation,” said Dhanush.
First Published: 9.34 AM IST 06.01.2011