Director Ameerjan who fabricated more than 20 Tamil films passed away today morning at his residence in Chennai. The filmmaker, who initially worked as an assistant director under the legendary K Balachander was aged 73 at the time of his death.
He turned into a full time director through the Murali-Kuyili starrer Poovilangu in 1984 which was produced by Balachander. The song 'Aathadi Paavada' from the film, composed by the Maestro Ilaiyaraaja is hummed even today.
He then went on to direct some prominent actors like Rajinikanth in Siva, Vijayakanth in Uzaithu Vazha Vendum, Karthik in Natpu and many other noteworthy movies. His films Poovilangu and Vanna Kanavugal was critically celebrated as well as did well at the box office.
Ameerjan suffered a cardiac arrest a few days back and was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai until recently. The director, who made it back to his house two days ago complained of breathlessness early in the morning and soon departed before the ambulance could arrive.
His body will be kept for public viewing at his residence which is located at Kannammal street, Saligramam, Chennai. He is survived by a son and a daughter. The funeral will take place tomorrow, 18th of March.
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