Director and cinematographer KV Anand passed away on Friday morning at a private hospital in Chennai after he suffered a heart attack. He was 54.
As per TOI report, the director had a sudden chest pain late in the night yesterday, post which he himself drove his car to the hospital and got himself admitted. As per film analyst Ramesh Bala's tweets, the legendary director passed away at 3 am and his mortal remains will be brought to his home in Adyar. He also said that the last rites of late KV Aanand will take place today evening.
Fans and celebrities like Allu Arjun, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Khusbhu Sundar and others mourned the loss of the director.
Allu Arjun tweeted, "Just woke up to this sad news that Dir KV Anand garu is no more. Wonderful cameraman , brilliant director and very nice gentleman . Sir you will always be remember & missed . Condolences to the near , dear & family. Rest in Peace Sir . #KVAnand."
Rajinikanth took to Twitter to express his shock and wrote, "The demise of respected KV Anand is shocking and painful. My deepest condolences to his family. May his soul attain peace." Khushbu Sundar wrote, "Just unbelievable!! #RIP #KVAnand 🙏 🙏" and Harris Jayaraj commented, "unfortunate and extremely shock to hear this devastating News. RIP my friend KV Anand."
Kamal Haasan paid tribute to the late director and tweeted, "KV Anand, who started his career as a photographer in magazines, had established himself as an outstanding cinematographer and director due to his unwavering dedication. His demise is a disaster for cinema. Tribute."
Aishwarya Rajesh shared a picture and wrote, "Shocking ... i can't believe this... RIP sir 💔💔💔💔," while Gautam Karthik wrote, "We've lost a wonderful creator. #KVAnand sir may you rest in peace. My condolences to the family.."
Here are some other celeb's tweets,
Shocked and Saddened to hear the loss of dear K V Anand. Heartfelt condolences #KVAnand.
#KVAnand sir u left too soon ... strength to your family and fans ... Om Shanti🙏.
My deepest condolences to KV Anand Sir's family. Rest In Peace sir.
Such a well mannered, soft spoken gentleman and a proven bundle of talent! Shocked to hear the news, strength to the family #Ayan will forever be my favourite work of yours! #RIPKVAnand sir.
KV Anand RIP god bless.
Ravi K Chandran
It's so shocking to hear about KV Anand. A dear friend who was very passionate about cinematography and film making .. my deepest condolences to his family ,fans and our film industry friend.#RIPKVAnand.
மதிப்பிற்குரிய கே.வி.ஆனந்த் அவர்களின் மறைவு மிகுந்த அதிர்ச்சியும், வேதனையும் அளிக்கிறது. அவரை பிரிந்து வாடும் அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கு என்னுடைய ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள். அவருடைய ஆத்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2021
For the uninitiated, Anand turned director with Kanaa Kanden, and his film Ayan starring Suriya became a huge commercial success. His other popular films include Mudhalavan and Sivaji (as cinematographer), Ko, Maattrraan and Kavan (as director). He had also received National Film Award for Best Cinematography in 1995 for Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombath, which was also his debut project. Not only in south, he had also worked in Hindi cinema and cranked the camera for movies like Shah Rukh Khan's Josh, Anil Kapoor's Nayak, Khakee, etc.