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Filmmaker K Vishwanath passes away: Anil Kapoor & Kamal Haasan pay tribute

Kamal Haasan and Anil Kapoor took to their social media account to pay their tribute to legendary filmmaker K Vishwanath.

Published: Friday,Feb 03, 2023 05:53 AM GMT-07:00
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Kamal Hassan, K Vishwanath and Anil Kapoor

Renowned veteran director K Vishwanath left for heavenly abode on February 2 at his residence in Hyderabad due to age-related illness. The director was known for classic movies like Swathi Muthyam (which was also picked as India’s official entry for the Oscars in 1986), Sankarabharanam, Saptapadi and Sagara Sangamamm among others. Not only this the legend was the 48th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award as well as the five-time national award winner. 

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As soon as the sad news went viral, many celebs like Chiranjeevi, Jr NTR, Kamal Haasan, director Krish and AR Rahman took to social media and offered condolences over the demise of K Viswanath. Kamal Haasan wrote a handwritten letter that reads, "Kalathapasvi K Viswanath gaaru fully understood the transcience of life and immortality of art. Hence his art will be celebrated beyond his lifetime and reign. Long live his art. An ardent fan, Kamal Haasan 2023." 

For the unversed, Kamal Haasan and K Viswanath have worked together in three iconic Telugu films – Sagara Sangamam, Swathi Muthyam and Subha Sankalpam. 

Also bollywood actor Anil Kapoor took to Twitter to pay a heartfelt tribute to the filmmaker. Anil Kapoor and the director worked together on the 1989 Bollywood film "Eeshwar," which K Viswanath directed and written. Sharing pictures from the sets Anil Kapoor wrote, “K. Vishwanath Ji you taught me so much, being on set with you during Eeshwar was like being in a temple… RIP My Guru.” Anil Kapoor had also shared another memories from one of their later encounters, in which he can be seen receiving the legend's blessing.

For the uninitiated a remake of the Telugu movie "Swati Mutyam," which starred Kamal Haasan in the lead role, "Eeshwar," starred Anil and Vijayshanti.

The legendary filmmaker K. Viswanath is survived by his wife Kasinadhuni Jaya Lakshmi, three sons including Ravindranath, Nagendranath, and a daughter, Padmavathi. 

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Viswasruti 4 months ago Very sad, his contribution to Indian cinema was immense. Indian movie world lost another stalwart.
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