Kailasam Balachander (9 July 1930 – 23 December 2014) was an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who worked mainly in the Tamil film industry.
He was well known for his distinct film-making style, the Indian film industry knew him as a master of unconventional themes and hard-hitting subject matters of contemporary time.
He gave us many hits like, Ek Duje Ke Liya, Aaina, K. Balachander died in 84 year old age. He died on this Tuesday at 7:02 PM. His films are well known for its portrayal of women as bold personalities and central characters.
As of 2013, Balachander had won nine National Film Awards and multiple Filmfare Awards. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, in 1987, and is a recipient of the ANR National Award and Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema. K. Balachander is revered as one of the best directors India has ever produced.
He was admitted to a private hospital on December 3. He was suffered by urinary infection. Veteran filmmaker’s manager said the from two- three days, seen to improve their health, but late Tuesday evening, he had a heart attack at about quarter to seven.He breathed his last at 7:02 pm and died.
Balachander had done more than 150 films.And actor Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Sridevi Sarita, Prakash Raj as actors in the film industries are all credited to Balakchander.
His funeral will be on December 25. he was credited with having nurtured numerous actors, notably Nagesh, Sujatha, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Jayaprada, Jayasudha, Saritha, Prakash Raj and Vivek.
Apart from Tamil, he had made films in other languages such as Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He had also made a few film appearances and has directed a few TV serials as well.
Following a neurosurgery in November 2014, Balachander was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai on 15 December. Reports suggested that he was suffering from fever and from a urinary tract infection, but was recovering well.
However, on 23 December 2014 he died from complications of a urinary tract infection.