Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, political party leaders film and sports celebrities, mourned the death of the toddler Surjith and offered their condolences to the grieving parents.
Rahul tweeted ''I’m sorry to hear about the passing of baby Sujith. My condolences to his grieving parents and his family''.
DMK President M K Stalin, who paid floral tributes at the burial site, also met the parents of Sujith and consoled them. Later, talking to reporters, Stalin accused the state government of adopting a lethargic attitude in the rescue efforts and asked why the assistance of Indian Army was not sought.
Fans of actor Rajinikanth tweeted ''We all prayed for a miracle, but it didn't happen this time. What a tragedy...Sujith''.
Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, in her condolences, said she was grieved about the death of Sujith. Stating that the boy's death has taught several lessons to the world, she said ''all of us should make efforts to prevent recurrence of such incident''.