Chennai: The Indian film industry Tuesday plunged into gloom following the death of legendary Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander.
KB, as he was fondly called by his fans, died at a private hospital here due to urinary infection and age-related ailments.
Many film personalities took to Twitter to share their grief.
Prakash Raj: Thank u kb sir for changing my life. For the moments. Learning n unlearning. I'm crying out loud in pain. Will miss u my MAN. Love uuuu.
Khushbu: Too grief stricken at the demise of #KB sir. U know few mean a lot to u but u realize how much only when they leave us. KB sir has left us completely heartbroken.
Amala Paul: The film industry loses a legend! K Balachander sir is and will be one of the most inspiring filmmakers that I knw. A legend rests in peace.
Sibiraj: Rip K.Balachander sir! His demise is not only a loss to his family but to the entire Industry.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to know of d demise of K Balachander. A genius storyteller, his gems Ek Duje Ke Liye & Zara Si Zindagi will keep his legacy alive. RIP.
R. Madhavan: RIP K Balachander sir. You will be so missed. I can never forget you sparkling smile and warm handshakes.
Nani: Balachander sir is no more. End of an era. Bapu gaaru Balachander gaaru in the same year...We are so much more incomplete now.
Ram Gopal Varma: Want to express my heartfelt grief for the passing away of K Balachander, the only true maverick and path breaking director of all time.
Suresh Daggubati: It's very saddening to hear that legendary director K. Balachander garu is no more. May his soul rest in peace.
Lakshmi Manchu: K. Balachander sir RIP. You redefined cinema. You were one of the finest. A huge loss for the film industry.
Shruti Haasan: Rip kb sir. Such a big part of my family and my fathera’s life and career - thank you for inspiring us with your great work and life.