Filmmaker Excellence: Kalatapsavi Vishwanath is no more.

File photo of Telugu film director K Viswanadh.

File photo of Telugu film director K Viswanadh. | Photo credit: CV Subrahmanyam

Renowned film director Kasinadhoni Vishwanath (92) passed away in Hyderabad on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. He is survived by his wife and three children.

The top film director, who had been ailing for some time, was admitted to Apollo Hospital for treatment but breathed his last around midnight. His cremated remains were shifted to his residence in Jubilee Hills. His family rushed him to Apollo Hospital after his pulse dropped rapidly.

Born on February 19, 1930 in Guntur district, Kalatapsavi – as he was popularly known – was a prolific film director, screenwriter and starred in several hit films. He directed more than 50 films in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil languages.

His top movies are included. Sankarabharnam, Sri Sri Mova, Sapatpadi, Sabhalekha, Sagarasingam. Swathimatham, Sutradhrulu, Sruthililu, Subhasankalpam, Apthabandhudu, Swayamkarushi And Swaranakamalam. Swathimothamthe Kamal Haasan-starrer blockbuster film 59 was India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Th Academy Awards.

K Viswanath made his directorial debut with it. Atma Gurum In 1965 he won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film as the first director. The last film he directed. Sabhaparadham In 2010 He also made his acting debut in 1995. Subhasankalpam And was last seen in a Kannada film. open up. He appeared in more than two dozen films and was seen alongside Telugu heroes.

He won five National Film Awards, seven Nandi Awards, 10 Filmfare Awards for South. In 1992, he was awarded the Raghupati Venkaiah Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and in 2017, the Central Government awarded him the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor in Indian cinema.

Incidentally, Blockbuster Sankarabharama film that tells the story of a rare and unusual bond between classical music master Shankara Sastri and his fan Tulsi, a woman from a family of prostitutes, released 43 years ago today.

Immediately after his death, there was a wave of chaos in the film industry. Condolences were expressed from the industry on the untimely demise of the legendary director.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy expressed condolences on the demise of the legendary film director.

Mr. Reddy said that Vishwanath is one of the best film directors ever in Telugu. He said that the legendary director not only earned worldwide fame with his critically acclaimed films but also gave recognition to Telugu culture and Indian arts.

Mr. Rao recalled his association with the top director and said that he had personally visited his residence when he was ill. He said that the works of Vishwanath will be remembered by all.

Telangana Ministers Niranjan Reddy, Sathyavati Rathod, State Planning Board Vice Chairman B Vinod Kumar also expressed condolences.

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