A judicial magistrate in Melur court on Friday issued summons to Tamil star Dhanush, ordering him to appear before it on January 12, 2017 in connection with a petition filed by a couple from Madurai, who claim he is their son.
Kathiresan (60) and his wife Meenakshi (55), the residents of Malampatti in Melur taluk said Dhanush was one of their three children and that he was born at Government Rajaji Hospital in the city. His real name was Kalaiselvan and he did his schooling up to standard X at R C Higher Secondary School and Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Melur. After that he was admitted for standard XI in a private school in Tiruppathur in Sivaganga district. he escaped from the school within a month to Chennai to pursue a career in acting. He also changed his name to Dhanush.
But he discontinued his education and went to work in the film industry, in which he joined hands with Kasthuri Raja. Despite various attempts, the couple could not meet the national-award winning actor, said the petitioners.
They further said Kathiresan, who was working as TNSTC conductor, attained superannuation recently. Though there are two other children, they are unable to manage their medical and other expenses. So they asked the court to direct Dhanush to provide them maintenance of Rs 65,000 per month. Hearing the petition on Friday, Judge Selvakumar has summoned the actor on January 12.
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