Vetri Duraisamy is an Indian film director and wildlife photographer. He gained the limelight in 2024 after he went missing because the car in which he and his friend were travelling fell into the Sutlej river in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh.
Vetri Duraisamy was born in 1978 (age 45 years; as of 2023) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling at Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He pursued his higher education at Dr Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Vetri Duraisamy – Facebook
Height (approx.): 6′ 0″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Vetri’s father’s name is Saidai Duraisamy, who is the former mayor of Chennai.
His mother’s name is Mallika.
Wife & Children
There is not much information about his wife.
In 2021, Vetri directed and produced the Tamil film Endraavathu Oru Naal. The film received over 42 awards at various international film festivals worldwide. The film revolves around the story of Thangamuthu and his wife Rasathi, a farmer couple who enjoyed a content life with their livestock.
Alleged for kidnapping
In 2014, the Madras High Court asked for a response to a request from a businessman who wanted his 28-year-old wife and 5-year-old daughter, who he said were kidnapped, to be brought back and freed. In his request, Velivela Rakesh from Kodambakkam claimed that his wife Sowmya and daughter Naisha were taken by Vetri Duraisamy from CIT Nagar, who had political power. After hearing the request, Justices S Tamilvanan and T Mathivanan of a Division Bench told the relevant officials to reply by 22 December 2014. Rakesh said that Sowmya had become friends with Duraisamy, who then kidnapped both her and their daughter. The New Indian Express
Raid against Vetri
In 2016, the income tax officials started searching the places of Natham R Viswanathan, who was the former AIADMK minister, and Vetri. They are looking into claims that they did not pay some taxes and were checking their involvement in taking money from a businessman before the Tamil Nadu Assembly election on 16 May 2016. According to some sources, the raids started because officials found some proof at businessman Anbunathan’s place. This proof suggested he had connections with Natham Viswanathan and Vetri Duraisamy. Officials searched three places owned by Vetri Duraisamy, including a farmhouse. In different searches, they also checked many locations of a big jewellery store chain all over the country and a well-known hospital to see if they were avoiding paying taxes. Business Standard
- In 2024, after his car fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh, the police there said they found some body parts by the Satluj river. The top police officer in Himachal Pradesh mentioned that they found something that looked like a human brain and it might belong to the man who was missing. According to the police, the person who was saved and the car driver who passed away in the accident didn’t have any injuries to their heads, which made them think the missing man, Vetri, might have died.
- The police also said they’ve asked for navy divers to help look for Vetri in the river, and they are trying hard to find him. Even after searching for three days with teams from NDRF, police, and home guards, they did not find him, but they planned to keep looking.
- Saidai Duraisamy, who is Vetri’s father, offered Rs. 1 crore to anyone who can find his son. He also asked local people and officials to help spread the word. He hoped someone from the nearby tribal areas might know something.