That Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and the first prime minister of Singapore, is Rajinikanth’s favourite leader is well-known. Rajinikanth has spoken about his admiration for the leader on many occasions, the famous one being the impromptu Q and A session with K Balachander on stage in an event. Lee has been battling severe pneumonia for the past few months and breathed his last today morning.
Rajinikanth, who is generally inactive on social media, took to his official Twitter page to express solidarity with the Singaporeans and his heartfelt condolences. “Indeed a dark day as a leader I admired has passed on. I feel your sorrow S’pore. A true loss of a path breaking politician. #RIPLeeKuanYew,” posted Rajinikanth.