Giridharan (1992-2022) was an Indian martial artist and trainer. While giving an interview to one of the YouTube channels on 19 June 2022, he collapsed and passed away.
Giridharan Karunanidhi SaaN Giridharan was born in 1992 (age 29 years; at the time of death) in Mylapore, Chennai. He did Master of Kalarippayattu (Southern Style) from the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his parents. He had an elder brother named Karthikeyan.
Giridharan with his mother
He was not married.
After completing his training in different martial art forms, in 2015, he started a martial arts school Kalariyil Kshathriya in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. He was training hundreds of students in his school in various art forms like Kalaripayattu, Karala, Angapor, and Kalari yoga.
Giridharan, along with his students, used to perform at various martial arts competitions and events. He appeared in the martial-art-based film ‘Aadhiyogi’ (2018).
On 19 June 2022, he was invited by a YouTube channel to talk about his art form. At the time of the interview, he was at his school Kalariyil Kshatriya, Valasaravakkam, Chennai. Soon after his interview, he started feeling nausea. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital by his students where he was declared dead by the doctors. While talking to the reporters, his students said,
He was practicing continuously on 18 June 2022, and he did not take a rest for many hours. He was exhausted by extreme workouts and less rest due to which he collapsed.”
- He used to work for various social causes like helping needy students and eradicating seemai karuvelam trees.
- He loved adventure sports and travelling on his Royal Enfield motorcycle.
Giridharan while trekking with his friends
- He was a fitness freak and used to work out regularly.
- Giridharan was an animal lover and shared a few pictures with animals on his Instagram account.
Giridharan with a cat