Tamil actor Vivek's son Prasanna Kumar has died on Thursday, 29 October.The death has come as a big shock to his fans, friends and the family.

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Prasanna Kumar, aged 13 , was affected by dengue and also was suffering from brain fever. He was being treated for the same for 40 days.

He was on and off the ventilators during his hospitalisation. At one point of time, he was on the path of recovery. "But suffered a relapse later and his condition worsened," the Times of India reports a source as saying. 

Unfortunately, Prasanna Kumar did not respond to the treatment and breathed his last at SRM Institutes for Medical Science at Vadapalani, Chennai, around 4.25 pm.  He is survived by father Vivek, mother Arulselvi and sisters Amritha Nandini and Tejaswini. People, who knew him, has said that he was good at keyboard playing. 

The final rites will be performed at Vivek's native town Tirunelveli on Friday, 30 October, at 3.30 pm. 

Meanwhile, actor Vivek has requested media to respect his privacy and not to take bytes from the people who come to pay homage. He said, "Due to unexpected demise of my son prasanna kumar, am physically and mentally upset. I request you to not cover the news by visual and take bytes from the people who pay homage to my son. Hope you will understand my emotion. Thank you"

Below, find the tweets of celebrities and journalists who have expressed their condolences over the untimely death of the young boy. 

Prasanna Wrote

Very sad to know @Actor_Vivek sir's son passed away. My deepest condolences to the family and prayers to the poor little soul

Khushbusundar Tweeted

Heartbreaking..my good friend @Actor_Vivek tragically lost his 14yr old son to an illness. .may vivekji n the family find strength.
#PrasannaVivek was a very good keyboard player..his interest was in music..snatched away 2 soon..#RIP Prasanna..u will stay in r hearts 4evr
Nothing can evr compensate the loss of a child 2 the parents..no words will ever be soothing enough 2 take away the pain..the vacuum remains

Rinku Gupta Tweeted

Prasanna, 15 yrs,son of @Actor_Vivek had been hospitalised for several days. Heartfelt condolences to his family fr th irreparable loss
Actor #vivek son Prasanna was reportedly in hospital for forty days with brain fever. He underwent surgery but succumbed today. Sad loss

Esakki Muthu Wrote

Actor Vivek Son named Prasanna Kumar aged 13 is passed away due to illness. RIP

Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush Wrote

@Actor_Vivek sir.don't know what to say.no words can console your loss today.may sairam give you strength to pull through this.#RIPPrasanna

Latha Wrote

Actor Vivek's son Prassana passes away at SIMS Hospital. May god give him strength.

Sriya Reddy Posted

#Vivek sir so sorry to hear about your son , hope you and your family have courage and strength #goneTosoon #rip @Actor_Vivek

Karunakaran Tweeted

Very sad news my deepest condolences to Vivek sir and his family

Sona Heiden Posted

This is indeed very sad news,for a man who spends his life making others smile

Sreedhar Pillai Tweeted

Very sad news @Actor_Vivek 's 14 year old son Prasanna passes away due to brain fever. My heartfelt condolences

Anirudh Ravichander Posted

Very sad moment.. RIP Prasanna.. #Gonetoosoon

Jayam Ravi Tweeted

Shattered to see @Actor_Vivek sir & his family endure this tragedy. Praying for strength for them to overcome their loss. RIP Prasanna

Nitinsathyaa Wrote

May god give strength to #actorvivek irreplaceable loss. Rip prasanna. Just 13. Sad....

Arya Tweeted

Shocked to hear about the sudden death of @Actor_Vivek s son #Prasanna strength to the family nd friends #RIP

Siddharth Tweeted

A parent mourns the passing of a child...can there be a greater pain? A more unfair tragedy?Please pray for @Actor_Vivek sir and his family.

Dhanush Wrote

My heartfelt condolences to @Actor_Vivek sir and his family. May his son's soul rest in peace.