Legendary Telugu filmmaker K Viswanath died in Hyderabad on Thursday due to age related ailments. The director is viewed as a stalwart of Indian cinema and in his career spanning five decades, K Viswanath helmed classics like 'Shankarabharanam', 'Sagara Sangamam', 'Swathimuthyam', 'Swathikiranam', and 'Swayamkrushi'. Ever since the news of his passing away surfaced, condolences have been pouring in.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the demise of Vishwanath. He tweeted saying: "Saddened by the passing away of Shri K. Viswanath Garu. He was a stalwart of the cinema world, distinguishing himself as a creative and multifaceted director. His films covered various genres and enthralled audiences for decades. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti."
Saddened by the passing away of Shri K. Viswanath Garu. He was a stalwart of the cinema world, distinguishing himself as a creative and multifaceted director. His films covered various genres and enthralled audiences for decades. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 3, 2023
The film fraternity also paid their tributes to K Viswanath.
Here are some of the tweets:
K. Vishwanath Ji you taught me so much, being on set with you during Eeshwar was like being in a temple…— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 2, 2023
RIP My Guru pic.twitter.com/vmqfhbZORx
Shocked beyond words!— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) February 3, 2023
Shri K Viswanath ‘s loss is an irreplaceable void to Indian / Telugu Cinema and to me personally! Man of numerous iconic, timeless films! The Legend Will Live on! Om Shanti !! pic.twitter.com/3JzLrCCs6z
Sad to hear about the passing of India’s 1st auteur director #KVishwanath ..He is gone , but his films will live forever— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 3, 2023
Disheartening to know about the tragic news of #KVishwanath garu. Words may not suffice to express his loss.— Ravi Teja (@RaviTeja_offl) February 3, 2023
His contribution to Telugu Cinema will live on in our memories forever.
My sincere condolences to his entire family & dear ones. OM SHANTI
Sad to hear about the passing of legendary filmmaker K Vishwanath Garu. His remarkable movies in his glorious career will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to his family and admirers. #OmShanti #VishwanathGaru pic.twitter.com/2Pjr7nJVO4— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) February 3, 2023
Salute to a master . pic.twitter.com/zs0ElDYVUM— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 3, 2023
Deeply saddened by the demise of Sri K Viswanath Garu.— Mammootty (@mammukka) February 2, 2023
Had the privilege of being directed by him in Swathikiranam. My thoughts and prayers with his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/6ElhuSh53e
K Viswanath was an Indian film director, screenwriter and actor, known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema. During his career, he has received He five National Film Awards, seven state Nandi Awards, ten Filmfare Awards South, and a Filmfare Award in Hindi.
He was honoured with the Prize of the Public at the Besançon Film Festival of France in 1981. In 1992, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of arts. In 2017, he was also conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which is the highest award in Indian cinema.
Viswanath in his career, directed 53 feature films in a variety of genres.
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