Ajith Kumar's and Father P Subramaniam
Ajith Kumar’s father P Subramaniam Image Credit: twitter@realsarathkumar

 Tamil movie star Ajith Kumar's father, P.S. Mani passed away on Friday morning. He was 85.

According to a statement issued by his sons, including Ajith Kumar, P.S. Mani departed in his sleep following a long illness. The news was shared on social media by Ajith Kumar's manager. The actor’s father was battling paralysis and other health related ailments as reported by Indian media. 

Stating that the last rites will be a family affair, his sons requested their well-wishers to respect their wishes 'to grieve privately and deal with their father's death with as much equanimity and dignity as possible."

Taking to social media, actor Sarath Kumar expressed his condolences to Ajith's family. Thalapathy Vijay was also spotted rushing to Kumar's house on Friday afternoon to offer condolence.

P.S. Mani leaves behind his wife Mohini and three sons, Anup Kumar, Ajith Kumar and Anil Kumar.