Tamil film producer B Ashok Kumar committed suicide by hanging at his residence in Chennai's Alwarthirunagar Tuesday.
Ashok Kumar left a suicide note. Ashok Kumar, who was a relative of director-actor Sasikumar, has blamed a film financier for pushing him to take the extreme step.
“Sasikumar was a boss better than the Almighty himself. He had given me all freedom and authority. But I have pushed this company into debt. Sasikumar only does good for everyone. But nobody reciprocated that kindness back to him. We have released all our films at the right moment in the past ten years. The biggest mistake we did was to borrow money from Anbuchezhiyan. He treated us very badly in the past six months. He threatened to kidnap the women in my family. Who could I ask for help? Officials, authorities, leaders of cine organisations were all on his side. He can’t be touched. To punish him isn’t it the Almighty’s job, isn’t it?
A person who I consider higher than my own life, Sasi, I couldn’t bear the torture you are being subjected to. I am killing myself as I am not able to save you from them. Don’t be a coward like me. I am leaving you amid cunning men, please forgive me for that. Don’t think of me. You have worked hard. The god who didn’t save me will save you and your family.” he wrote.