Ramanathan is known for his mimicry skills as well. He also received an award Kalai Selvam from the actors’ union. Ramanathan was suffering from some health issues related to the age and admitted him to the hospital. He breathed his last while undergoing the treatment in the hospital.
He has a wife Bhanumathi, daughter Saibala, son Saiguru Balaji. His final rites were performed yesterday at Rayapeta.