Balu Mahendra passed away on Thursday (February 13) at a private hospital in Chennai after suffering a heart attack. He was 74 and survived by wife and a son. Many popular celebrities took to Twitter to express their condolences. Here, we are bringing you their messages.
Actor Simbu Tweeted: RIP legend Balu mahendra sir :( my condolence to his family ....
Ravi K Chandran Wrote: RIP Balu mahendra sir . greatest to loss for our indian film industry. Remember meeting Balu mahendra sir when he visited my home just after finish fti in 1971 with my bro.
Varalakshmi Sarathkumar Posted: May ur soul rest peace.. U were a legend to cinema.. U will live on through ur work..we will miss u Balu Mahendra sir.
Dhananjayan Govind Tweeted: Shocked & very sad to know the most admired guru Balu Mahendra sir is no more. He is a guru to many in Tamil cinema & we will all miss him.
Dhayanidhi Alagiri Posted: RIP Balu Mahendra sir !!! big loss to tamil cinema... have always admired his speeches on tamil cinema !
Siddharth Wrote: An inspiration, teacher from a distance, everlasting hero for most of us...The great Balu Mahendra sir has left us. Massive loss! Prayers.
Shruti Hassan Posted: What a loss to cinema - may you rest in peace balu mahendra sir :( ur wonderful words and advice will always stay with me - fly with angels.
Director Gaurav Wrote: One of the greatest film maker and an honest human being. The legend Balumahendra sir passed away.May his soul rest in peace.
GV Prakash Kumar Tweeted: #RIP balu mahendra sir ... One of the greatest teacher of indian cinema.
Vijay Yesudas Posted: A sad loss for indian cinema - may the most respected film maker Balumahendra Sir rest in peace
Mohan Raman Posted: The man who first cast me as hero passes away around 10.30 am today. RIP Balu Mahendra ji.
BVS Ravi Wrote: BaluMahendra, A man who inspired many into cinematography n film making passes away with a lot of great works behind to inspire many more!
Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar Wrote: Sad to hear the Demise of Master of Innovative Camera Style ,Natural Lighting, maker of my favourite hindi film SADMA. Balu Mahendra, RIP.
Khushboo Tweeted: Saddened at d news of demise of Legendary #BaluMahendra sir..he has gvn such memorable movies..heroines wr presented like dream in his DOP.
Radikaa Sarathkumar Posted: RIP Balu Mahendran sir. A loss to the industry.
Editor Sreekar Prasad Tweeted: RIP BALU MAHENDRA a great filmmaker.
Producer Eldred Kumar Wrote: Your sudden demise has left a huge void, The Entire Indian Film Industry misses u #RIPBALUSIR
Sridevi Kapoor Posted: Deeply saddened on the demise of Balu Mahendra.The legacy of his creations Sadma & Moondaram Pirai will live on.My condolences to the family.