Legendary filmmaker K Vishwanath passed away in a private hospital on Thursday due to age-related ailments in Hyderabad. His career spanned over six decades as he made films on several films including gender discrimination, dowry, caste system and several social topics. On this sad day, actors including Chiranjeevi, Kamal Haasan, Jr. NTR, Mammootty and more took to social media to pay their last respects to the filmmaker.
K Vishwanath passes away in Hyderabad; Chiranjeevi, Kamal Haasan, Jr. NTR, Mammootty and more pay last respects to the legendary filmmaker
In a Telugu-language written note, Chiranjeevi shared a photo with K Vishwanath and wrote, “It is a very sad day. News about the demise of father-like K Vishwanath garu has left me in deep shock. Words are not enough to describe his greatness. His filmmaking style is unique, which captivates scholars and common people alike. Probably, there is no other director like him who has turned even sensitive art films into blockbusters. He is a great director who took the fame of the Telugu people to the global level through his films. I got an opportunity to act in three films namely Shubhalekha, Swayamkrushi and Aapadbandhavudu under his direction.”
He added, “I personally have a Guru-disciple relationship with him. More than that, it was like a bond between a father and son. The time I spent with him is the most precious to me. Working with him is like an education for any actor. His films are like a guide for future directors. 43 years ago, on the day of the release of his iconic film Sankarabharanam, perhaps as a jewel for Shankara, he was brought to Kailash. His films, the music in his movies, and his fame are eternal. His demise is an irreplaceable void. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones, praying for his soul to rest in peace.”
Shocked beyond words!
Shri K Viswanath‘s loss is an irreplaceable void to Indian / Telugu Cinema and to me personally! Man of numerous iconic, timeless films! The Legend Will Live on! Om Shanti !! ???????? pic.twitter.com/3JzLrCCs6z
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) February 3, 2023
Kamal Haasan wrote a handwritten note saying, “Kalathapsvi K Viswanath gaaru, fully understood the transience of life and immortality of art. Hence his art will be celebrated beyond his lifetime and reign. Long live his art.”
Salute to a master . pic.twitter.com/zs0ElDYVUM
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 3, 2023
When you surrender yourself to a form of art, Art will make you her own.
K. Viswanath Garu is Art itself And I’m blessed to have grown up watching your creations. You will live through them forever Aiya ????
Thank you???? pic.twitter.com/Ol1QRjFDPD
— Sai Pallavi (@Sai_Pallavi92) February 3, 2023
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. pic.twitter.com/6ElhuSh53e
— Mammootty (@mammukka) February 2, 2023
RIP K. . Viswanath sir ! One of India's finest directors and my biggest inspiration forever ! I'm fortunate to have worked with him in AMAV ! pic.twitter.com/Keeu5nkkcG
— selvaraghavan (@selvaraghavan) February 3, 2023
Another legend lost !!
K Viswanath garu made a lasting impact with his memorable movies and characters.
May his legacy continue to inspire future generations and his soul rest in peace. ???????????????????????? #RIPVishwanathGaru
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) February 3, 2023
Om Shanti K Viswanath Garu. You live through your stories and moving images. Creativity never dies. pic.twitter.com/qhfUw1OnTm
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) February 3, 2023
Sir You will be Remembered all thru Our
Lives with Your Classics Sir
A greatest film Maker of all times #RIPVishwanathGaru
Such a Huge Loss to INDIAN Cinema ????????
Legend #KVishwanath gaaru Rest In peace sir pic.twitter.com/DKLPaxsuW0
— thaman S (@MusicThaman) February 2, 2023
K. Vishwanath Ji you taught me so much, being on set with you during Eeshwar was like being in a temple…
RIP My Guru ???? pic.twitter.com/vmqfhbZORx
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 2, 2023
Some of K Vishwanath’s well-known films include Chelleli Kapuram, Kalam Marindi, Sarada, O Seeta Katha Jeevana Jyothi, Sankarabharanam, Saptapadi, Sagara Sangamamm, Shubh Kaamna, Eeshwar and Dhanwaan among others. His film Swathi Muthyam was selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars in 1986.
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