• Sivaji Ganesan Death Cause and Date

Sivaji Ganesan's Death

Born (Birthday) October 1, 1928

Death Date July 21, 2001

Age of Death 72 years

Cause of Death Cardiovascular Disease

Place of Death Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Place of Burial Besant Nagar crematorium, Chennai, India

Profession Movie Actor

The movie actor Sivaji Ganesan died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Sivaji Ganesan’s real name was Villupuram Chinnaiya Manrayar Ganesamoorthy. He was one of India’s most respected film actors, he is often referred to as The Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema. He is known for his award-winning roles in films like Gnana Oli and Muthal Mariyathai.

His son Vikram Prabhu is also a well-known Tamil actor.

How did Sivaji Ganesan die?

Sivaji Ganesan suffered from heart ailments and respiratory problems and was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai on 21 June 2001. He died at 7:45 pm that day at the age of 72.


Villupuram Chiniahpillai ‘Sivaji’ Ganesan’s final resting place is at the Besant Nagar crematorium in Chennai (Madras), where his eldest son Ramkumar Ganesan performed the last rituals. He was accorded a quasi-state funeral. Thus, when the body in its glass-cased coffin arrived at the crematorium, an honor guard of state police presented arms, then moved into a 10-gun salute.