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K V Anand, National Award winner, dies

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April 30, 2021 12:37 IST
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K V Anand, the noted Tamil film director and cinematographer died in Chennai early on Friday morning after a cardiac arrest, sources close to his family said.

"He passed away in a hospital at 3 am due to a cardiac arrest. He was 54 years old," Riaz K Ahmed, a film industry publicist and movie buff said.

Anand began his career as a cinematographer in the Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath in 1994.

Following a decade of work as a cinematographer, he made his directorialdebut in the Tamil film Kana Kanden (2005).

Thenmavin Kombathbagged the National Award (Best Cinematography) for Anand.

 

Kamal Haasan said Anand began his life as a photo journalist and established himself as a distinguished cinematographer-film director due to his relentless efforts and initiatives.

'His passing away is a big loss to the film industry. My condolences,' Kamal Haasan said.

"Anand's colour sense is unique and his camera worked magic on screen. In Sivaji, he made a new attempt to portray Rajinikanth in a different light (in the Oru Koodai Sunlight song) which was a huge hit among Rajini fans," film industry tracker M Bharat Kumar said.

Ko, Ayan, Maatraan, Anegan, Kavan and Kaappan were Anand's popular directorial efforts.

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