Tamil director and producer KS Gopalakrishnan has died due to respiratory problems at a Chennai hospital on Saturday. He was 86.
“He passed away due to respiratory problems on Saturday night,” a family source told IANS.
Known for making films with social and devotional themes, Gopalakrishnan was known for working legendary Tamil stars such as Gemini Ganeshan, Sivaji Ganeshan, K.R. Vijaya and Jayalalithaa among others.
Besides directing, he had also penned several chartbuster songs.
The popular yesteryear Tamil hit Unnazhagai Kanniyargala from the film Uttama Puthiran was penned by him.
As a lyricist, he had worked on Tamil films Amaradeepam, Deiva Piravi and Padikkadha Pannaiyar.
He was also a popular writer and had written dialogues for the films Padikkadha Medhai, Annai and Per Sollum Annai.
Some of his directorial films include Deivathin Deivam, Pesum Deivam, Chitthi, Panama Pasama and Kurathi Magan among others.
He is survived by six sons. His funeral will be performed on Sunday.
Watch KS Gopalakrishnan’s Karpagam starring Gemini Ganeshan here