K Viswanath, the legendary actor-filmmaker who is best known for his illustrious work in the South film industry, has passed away. The 92-year-old breathed his last at a private hospital in Hyderabad, where he was admitted for the last few days. As per the reports, K Viswanath was battling with age-related ailments for a very long time. The legend is survived by his wife Kasinadhuni Jaya Lakshmi, three sons including Ravindranath, Nagendranath, and a daughter, Padmavathi.
Celebs pay tribute to K Viswanath
The renowned celebs of the South Indian film industry, including RRR star Jr NTR, veteran actor Mammootty, musician AR Rahman, director Gopichand Mallineni, and many others paid tribute to K Viswanath by making emotional posts on their official social media handles.
Jr NTR shared a picture of the legend along with a touching note, on his Twitter handle. “Vishwanath holds a high place among those who spread the fame of Telugu cinema across the continents. He gave many incredible films like Shankarabharan and Sagara Sangam. The loss without him is never-ending. My deepest condolences to his family and may his soul rest in peace,” wrote the RRR actor in his post.
Check out Jr NTR’s post below:
Mammootty, the megastar of Malayalam cinema penned an emotional note remembering K Viswanath, on his social media handles, which reads: “Deeply saddened by the demise of Sri K Viswanath Garu. Had the privilege of being directed by him in Swathikiranam. My thoughts and prayers with his loved ones.”
Check out Mammootty’s tribute to K Viswanath, below:
AR Rahman shared a throwback picture with K Viswanath on his official social media handles and wrote a touching note, paying tribute to the legend. “Anjali tradition,warmth, heart, music, dance, love …..your movies filled my childhood with humaneness and wonder! #ripkviswanathji,” reads the musician’s post.
Check out AR Rahman’s post below:
“The proud director of Telugu cinema..K.Vishwanath is a great person who brought honor and recognition to Telugu cinema. This loss is immeasurable,” wrote director Gopichand Mallineni.
“Shankarabharan… Sagarasangam,” wrote director Harish Shankar on his post.
“#RipLegend K Viswanath garu,” reads Godfather director Jayam Raja’s tweet.