Veteran filmmaker K Balachander passes away

Popular Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander, who was hospitalised here for the last few days, breathed his last Tuesday, his manager said. He was 84.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 24, 2014, 12:03 PM IST
Veteran filmmaker K Balachander passes away

Chennai: Popular Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander, who was hospitalised here for the last few days, breathed his last Tuesday, his manager said. He was 84.

Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery Hospital last Monday, was suffering from urinary infection and other age-related ailments.

Speaking to IANS, the manager confirmed the news.

"Balachander sir passed away. He was recovering well over the last few days but his condition deteriorated this morning," he said.

Balachander has over 150 films to his credit including "Aval Ora Thodar Kathai", "Avargal", "Varumayin Niram Sigappu" and "47 Natkal".

He was also instrumental in bringing talents like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Saritha and Prakash Raj to the industry.