Filmmaker and cinematographer KV Anand passes away at the age of 54 due to cardiac arrest in Chennai early morning today, April 30.
Anand was known for his work in Tamil films like Kana Kandaen, Ayan, Maattrraan, Anegan, Kavan, Kaappaa among others. He won the National Film Award for Best cinematography in 1994 for his debut film as a cinematography, Thenmavin Kombath.
Celebrities took to social media to pay their tribute to the ace filmmaker and director as his untimely death sent a shock wave in the film industry.
“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts K.V. Anand sir you will be missed forever. Prayers for the departed soul. Pranams”, wrote actor Mohanlal.
Actor Allu Arujen 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 remembered and missed. Condolences to the near, dear and family. Rest in Peace Sir #KVAnand.”
Music director Harris Jayaraj wrote on Twitter, “Unfortunate and extremely shocking to hear this devastating news. RIP my friend KV Anand.”
Actor Gautham Karthik tweeted, “We’ve lost a wonderful creator. #KVAnand sir you rest in peace. My condolences to the family.”
“Rest in peace K.V. Anand sir! You played a way more important role in my career than you will ever realize. Indian cinema will miss you forever! Heartbroken!”, tweeted Prithviraj Sukumaran.