Kollywood film director and cinematographer KV Anand, who passed away today morning due to massive heart attack was covid-19 positive. As per the latest report, Anand was diagnosed with novel corona virus and his mortal remains have been handed over to the corporation officials for cremation. His body is taken to Besant Nagar crematorium in Chennai. Anand’s family members were allowed to pay homage only for a while.
His wife and daughter were tested positive for the virus two week ago and they quarantined themselves after consulting to the doctor. In this while, the filmmaker developed breathlessness and chest pain. As per the latest report, due to covid-19 complications, he suffered a massive heart attack.
KV Anand started his career as a journalist, then in 1990s he became a cinematographer. He was known for his work in Tamil films like Kana Kandaen, Ayan, Maattrraan, Anegan, Kavan among others. He won the National Film Award for Best cinematography in 1994 for his debut film as cinematography, Thenmavin Kombath. He is known to be the founding member of Indian society of Cinematographers.
KV Anand’s last film as a director was ‘Kaappaan’ which was an action-thriller released in 2019. The movie starred Suriya, Mohanlal and Arya in the lead and was produced by Subaskaran Allirajah.