Well-known dermatologist and actor Dr Sethu Raman passed away in Chennai on Thursday night after a cardiac arrest. He was 36. The doctor, who ran ZI Clinic, in Alwarpet was known for movies like Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, Vaaliba Raja, Sakka Podu Podu Raja, and 50/50.
Sethu Raman was a close friend of comedian Santhanam and that's how he entered the Tamil film industry. He is survived by his wife and child.
After the news broke, several took to social media to share their shock and grief at the doctor's unexpected death.
Actor and politician Khushbu Sundar said that he was her dermatologist and added that he was "smiling and soft-spoken" always. She also changed her display picture to Sethu Raman's photograph to pay her tribute.
Completely shell shocked n saddened to know #DrSethuraman is not with us anymore..a very young life gone too soon. He always had a smile which flickered in his eyes..a wonderful soul. #RIP dear..will always remember you..my thoughts with his family,his wife n his baby pic.twitter.com/heP9ZlH1Jiβ KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) March 26, 2020
He is my dermatologist..he called 2 days back to know if everything was ok..ever so smiling,soft spoken,very good doctor..more so a wonderful human being..his world revolved around his daughter..she would be with him at the clinic. Poor his wife..so young n unassuming. #RIPSethuβ KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) March 26, 2020
Many others also shared their memories about the doctor.
Just heard a very very sad news! Noted dermatologist and actor #DrSethuram passed away due to massive heart attack today 8:45 pm. #RIPsethu such a wonderful person, good doctor and an awesome human, gone too fast! pic.twitter.com/q1giYERr7gβ sridevi sreedhar (@sridevisreedhar) March 26, 2020
Itβs really heart breaking... y god is so unkind ... we know life is uncertain but this is such a shock .... he was not just a good doctor he was an amazing trust worthy friend..... RIP my friend #Sethuraman #RIPSethu #RIPSethuraman #RIPDrSethu pic.twitter.com/QioHyhNOdSβ Abhirami Venkatachalam (@Abhiramivenk) March 27, 2020
KLTA actor and a top doctor (ZI Clinic, Chennai) Dr #Sethuraman passed away due to a cardiac arrest earlier tonight.β Kaushik LM (#StayHomeStaySafe) (@LMKMovieManiac) March 26, 2020
He was a nice, well informed gentleman.
May his soul RIP Gone too soon!
Strength to his family and near, dear ones pic.twitter.com/2Zr8lI8uV5
Even a few days ago, Sethu Raman had been giving awareness talks and interviews about coronavirus on different platforms.
Sethu Raman also had a YouTube channel called ZI clinic where he would speak about different skin and hair related issues. The channel has around 77,000 subscribers.