K Balachander was a director who dished out bold movies that were and still considered as taboo in the society we live in. In spite of delivering critically acclaimed movies tirelessly, he also had the knack of keeping the cash registers ringing at the box office. Click on the slides below to see Kollywood's top celebrities paying respect to the legend.
Rajinikanth Pays Tribute
Rajinikanth prays for his mentor's soul. Rajinikanth has said K Balachander was not only his guru but also his father.
Rajinikanth Consoles K Balachander's Wife
K Balachander is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. His younger son expired this year on August 15th.
Karunanidhi Makes His Presence Felt
M. Karunanidhi, former Tamil Nadu CM is seen along with his daughter Kanimozhi and son in law A Raja. Also seen third from right is a famous make up artiste.
SP Muthuraman Consoles Balachander's Wife
SP Muthuraman, a famous director is seen consoling K Balachander's Wife.
Radhika Pays Tribute
Radhika Sarathkumar pays her tribute to the legendary director. She had once said that Balachander is her favourite director.
Famous Tamil Nadu politician Vaiko too paid his respect at K Balachander's residence.
Vairamuthu And Rajinikanth Mourn Together
Vairamuthu and Rajinikanth are seen together in this picture. Vairamuthu expressed his disappointment and said it is a great loss for Indian film industry.
Balachander's Assistant Mourns
Director Vasanth who worked under Balachander as an assistant director prays for his guru's soul.
Sarathkumar At Balachander's Residence
President of South Indian Actor's Association Sarathkumar said there will not be another Balachander in the future.
Balachander's Serial Connection
Famous serial artiste, who has played many pivotal roles in TV serials directed by K Balachander mourns his directors demise.
Famous TV personality Mourns
Famous TV personality who has also acted in many Balachander's movie is seen shedding tears for the veteran director-producer.
YG Mahendran Pays His Tribute
Famous comedian YG Mahendran pays his respect to Balachander. YG Mahendran has acted in a few movies directed by the famed director.
Vasanth's Press Meet
Director Vasanth was inconsolable when he addressed the press for the first time after Balachander's demise.
Great Man Being Laid
K Balachander is being laid by his close relatives. Many broke down on seeing this unfortunate incident.
Rest In Peace K Balachander
K Balachander rests in peace at his residence for one last time. His funeral is likely to take today at 3pm.
Vijay Pays His Respects
Ilayathalapathy Vijay pays his respects to K Balachander.
Vijayakanth Arrives To Pay His Tributes
Actor turned politician Vijayakanth arrives at K Balachander's residence to pay his respects.
AR Rahman At Balachander's Residence
The Mozart of Madras AR Rahman arrives to see K Balachander for one last time. Rahman said Balachander inspired him through his movies.
Comedian Vivek Along With His Manager
Comedian Vivek is one among legion of famous celebrities who were introduced by the famous director.
Actress Manorama Arrives
Yesteryear character artist Manorama broke down after seeing K Balachander for the last time.
Venkat Prabhu Makes His Presence Felt
Director Venkat Prabhu along with another Kollywood actor consoles Balachander's son(not seen in pic).