It was a tragic day for Sembattai hero Dileepan’s family, as news of the young actor's untimely death gave them a blow.
The actor who was just 32 had just had a Tamil release as a lead actor in Sembattai last week, directed by I Ganesh and showed lots of promise. While Gouri and Srijith, the other actors were present for the press screening, Dileepan was absent.
Little did we know that fate would snatch him away in an untimely manner the same week. The actor was suffering from the stomach-related disease for the past few days. Though his friends got him admitted to a hospital at Vathirairuppu, Madurai, he couldn’t be saved as his disease had entered an advanced state.
His body has been brought to his village Pazhavangadu at near Pattukkottai for the last rites. Dileepan aka Bala had also done supporting roles in Koothupattarai, Azhagiya Theeye, Pattiyal and Sindhanai Sei.