Kamal Haasan shared handwritten condolence on K Viswanath’s death


K Viswanath, the iconic actor-filmmaker most recognized for his contributions to the South Indian film industry, has died. The 92-year-old died in a private hospital in Hyderabad, where he had been treated for a few days. According to sources, K Viswanath has been suffering from age-related diseases for quite some time. His wife Kasinadhuni Jaya Lakshmi, three sons including Ravindranath and Nagendranath, and a daughter, Padmavathi, survive him.

South Indian film industry celebrities, including RRR star Jr NTR, veteran actor Mammootty, singer AR Rahman, director Gopichand Mallineni, and many more, paid tribute to K Viswanath with emotional posts on their official social media accounts. Many celebrities took to social media to mourn his demise. AR Rahman was among the first to pay his condolences. He wrote, ”Anjali tradition, warmth, heart, music, dance, love …..your movies filled my childhood with humaneness and wonder! #ripkviswanathji.”


Kollywood icon Kamal Haasan shared a handwritten note, condoling the demise of K Viswanath today. His note read, ”Kalathapasvi K Viswanath garu, fully understood the transience 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.”

In 1951, the legend, born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, began his career as an assistant director in Tamil cinema. In 1965, he made his directorial debut with the critically praised film Aathma Gouravam. Swathi Muthyam, Sirivennela, Shankarabharanam, and other works are among his best. K Viswanath has received many of the nation’s highest awards, including the Padma Shri, six National Film Awards, eight Nandi Awards, and many others.