Popular Tamil filmmaker K Balachander, who was hospitalised in Chennai for the last few days, breathed his last December 23, his manager said. He was 84.
Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery Hospital last Monday, was suffering from urinary infection and other age-related ailments.
Speaking to IANS, the manager confirmed the news.
"Balachander sir passed away. He was recovering well over the last few days but his condition deteriorated this morning," he said.
Balachander has over 150 films to his credit including "Aval Ora Thodar Kathai", "Avargal", "Varumayin Niram Sigappu" and "47 Natkal".
He was also instrumental in bringing talents like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Saritha and Prakash Raj to the industry.