Mannin mainthar (Son of Soil) Rhana, a member of the famous Malaysian Tamil band No Entry , has passed away yesterday. Puchong Based Rhana’s death has caused many fans to be very surprised and upset. One of his hit songs include Antera Manal Medu. Rhana is also the vice president of ANTERA Motorsports.

Photo: A very Sad News - ANTERA Motorsports Vice President, Our Dearest Dato' Rahna Passed Away today. He is an ANTERA Motorsports Legend who brought ANTERA to a New Level! He will always live in ANTERA & in our Hearts Forever! ANTERA Loves U & Will Miss u so much! Our Deepest Condolences to his Family. As a Respect, ANTERA Motorsports will not be involved in any events for 1 Month. May his Soul Rest in Peace!

It was reported that Rhana, or his real name Thanasegaran Kaniappan, 34,  and other two victims  were killed after the Mitsubishi Triton four-wheel drive they were in crashed into a tree along Kilometre 24 of the Pasir Gudang Highway here early in the  morning.The victim’s remains were sent to the Sultan Ismail Hospital.Seri Alam police chief Superintendent Roslan Zainuddin said it is believed that the vehicle that the victims, who were from Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, were travelling in had lost control and skidded off course before crashing into a tree that divided the highway.

All the occupants of the vehicle were killed instantly due to serious injuries suffered from the accident,” he said when contacted today. Roslan said investigations showed that the accident location had ample street lighting, while the roads were in good condition and it was not raining.
“The cause of the crash was believed to be due to the driver losing control of his vehicle,” he said, adding that no other vehicles were involved in the accident. Police have classified the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

The full report can be viewed here in NST online:

I would like to express my deepest condolences to Rhana’s family, friends, Malaysian Mannin Mainthargal and fellow fans.

May He rest in peace.

Here is the Antera Manal Medu song,  by the late Rhana.