AP Muthumani, the first Rajinikanth fan to start a fan club for the superstar, passed away on March 10. Muthumani, who founded the Rajinikanth Fan Association, was also very close to Thalaiva. In fact, he was so close to her that he could meet his favorite actor whenever he wanted.
According to sources, Rajinikanth had brought Muthumani to Chennai a few years back after hearing that he was admitted to the hospital due to ill health. Rajni then made sure that she gets the best treatment.
AP Muthumani’s father Picha was a construction contractor. Muthumani was born in Madurai, which is extremely famous for its fan clubs of various actors. In these fan clubs, it is customary to frame pictures of fans’ favorite actors and worship them as gods.
The film Kavikuyil starring Rajini (his fourth film) was released on July 29, 1977 at the Sridevi Theater in Madurai. A fan who watched the film at the Sridevi Theater at the time recalled that Rajini’s picture was framed and placed there, which read “Superstar of the era” in English. The framing was done by Muthu’s Rajinikanth Fan Association.
Rajni has millions of fans today. They are spread over India and all the states of the world. However, Muthumani stood out from the rest. He had the right to meet Rajni at home and outside without any prior permission. Rajni also attended their wedding. Undoubtedly Rajini has lost a true fan. Rest in peace, Muthumani!
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