B Ashokkumar was a producer in Kollywood. He was the relative of director “
.” Ashok produced movies in association with Sasikumar and his production ventures include “Easan” directed by Sasikumar, “Poraali” directed by “
” and Kodi Veeran directed by “
.” Before the release of Kodi Veeran, Ashok committed suicide at his house in Arcot Road, Alwarthirunagar, Chennai on 21st November 2017. It was reported that the reason for his death was due to the mental torture by a financier, who funded him for his ventures. In his suicide note, he mentioned about the financier, who harassed him.