Bengaluru: Every year, on December 12, Diwali arrives for a second time for superstar Rajinikanth’s fans. It is on this day that Rajini was born.

The moment has arrived again this year. Rajini turned 68 today. However, there won’t be celebrations on a grand scale by Thalaiva’s fans in Bengaluru.

They won’t cut cakes and also they won’t hold bike rallies in the city. All this is because of the passing away of Rajini’s friend actor-politician Ambareesh.

This time, the Bengaluru fan club under Rajini's die-hard fan, Rajni Murugan, will not be celebrating the way it use to in previous years.

"Ambareesh Sir was a good friend to our mass hero Rajinikanth. In Karnataka, Ambareesh also enjoys the same amount of craze as Rajini Sir and his death last month (on November 24) has caused deep pain among us and also to Rajni Sir. Hence we cancelled the entire gala event. Instead, we will visit the school where Rajini Sir studied. We will distribute sweets to schoolchildren and hold pujas at the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple," said Murugan.

Rajini had tweeted that Ambareesh was his best friend. “A wonderful human being ... my best friend ... I have lost you today and will miss you ... Rest In Peace #Ambrish,” he had written on his Twitter page on November 24.

He had arrived in Bengaluru and had paid his last respects to Ambareesh.