Classical vocalist Nithyasree Mahadevan’s husband Mahadevan committed suicide by jumping into the Adyar from the Kotturpuram bridge near their home in Chennai on Thursday afternoon.
Police said Mahadevan reached the bridge in his white Honda City, driven by his driver, around 1pm, asked the driver to stop the car and stepped out, talking on his mobile phone and jump off the bridge into the river.
Rescue personnel pulled him out and an ambulance took him to a private hospital around 1.30pm. Soon, doctors in the hospital declared him dead.
While his wife , Nithyasree took sleeping pills , but later resued by her relatives. She is safe.