Stuntman Rambo Rajkumar is no more

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2009 08:02 hrs

One of the leading stunt masters in south Indian films, Rambo Rajkumar died of a heart attack in Hyderabad on Saturday (April 25).

It was during the shoot of a Telugu untitled film (remake of Polladhavan) that he suffered a major attack and was taken to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Rambo Rajkumar (53) had done over 450 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Rajkumar had an unique style of realistic close combat fight scenes, like what Sylvester Stallone did in Rambo, hence the prefix ‘Rambo’ to his name. He is the son of stuntman TK Parameswar who had done MGR films.

He was a favourite of Selvaraghavan, and his work in his films like Kathal Kondein, Pudhupettai was appreciated. He is the one man behind all that fantastic action scenes that you will see in Aayirathil Oruvan. Today’s top stuntmen like Kanal Kannan has worked as assistant to Rajkumar.

Last week Rajkumar’s son Nava Kanth was launched as hero in Tambhi Ramaya’s (Indira Lokathil Na Azhgappan director) new film Oru Koodai Mutham.

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