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Filmmaker K. Balachander passes away at 84


K. BALACHANDERChennai, December 23 – Well known Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander who was admitted to a private hospital following “fever” and some “age-related ailments” passed away this evening.

Veteran director K. Balachander had developed certain age-related ailments over the past few days. He was being treated at Cauvery Hospital.

Known for introducing stars such as Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Saritha and Prakash Raj, Balachander has over 150 films to his credit.


Some of his best films include “Aval Ora Thodar Kathai”, “Apoorva Raagangal”, “Avargal”, “Varumayin Niram Sigappu” and “47 Natkal”.

A recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and the Padma Shri, Balachander has nine Filmfare awards to his credit.