Poet-lyricist Vaali is in a critical condition fighting a respiratory illness in a city hospital. Doctors treating the 81-year-old Vaali said he has been undergoing treatment for more than a month and his condition deteriorated on Wednesday when he had to be put on a ventilator.
After about one and half months of treatment and pain, the ace poet Vaali passed away today. He was 81. After long days of work and events, Vaali fell critically ill last month. Short afterwards, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was treated for the same.
However, after a few days of improvement, his condition drastically deteriorated and was shifted from special ward to the ICU, where he was kept in observation and treated for about a month. His condition further worsened a couple of days back and Vaali was assisted with ventilator. Big stars like Kamal Hassan and AR Rahman visited and comforted him at the hospital, while the entire film fraternity was praying for his speedy recovery. However nothing seems to have helped, as the great man breathed his last at the hospital today.