Director and cinematographer K.V. Anand passed on from the get-go Friday morning in Chennai following a heart failure. He was 54.

Anand, who had begun as a photojournalist, joined cinematographer P.C. Sreeram as his partner and chipped away at a few movies with him. He made his presentation as a cinematographer with the Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombath featuring Mohanlal, and proceeded to wrench the camera for films in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. His first film won him the National Film Award for Cinematography.

While he turned chief in 2005 with the movie Kanaa Kanden, it was his 2009 movie Ayan, featuring Suriya, which proceeded to turn into a tremendous business achievement, and carried him into the spotlight as a chief. Anand at that point proceeded to coordinate movies with entertainers like Suriya, Dhanush, and Vijay Sethupathi as leads.

As a cinematographer, Anand had last worked together with chief Shankar for the Rajinikanth-starrer Sivaji. Rajinikanth said that he was stunned and disheartened to find out about Anand’s passing, and stretched out his sympathies to Anand’s family.

Anand had once said that cinematography and photography were very near his heart. In a past meeting to The Hindu, he said “Cinematography and photography is my thing. Heading is an impermanent diversion in my vocation.”

A few driving entertainers took to Twitter to mourn the demise of Anand. Dhanush who worked with Anand in Anegan tweeted: “A delicate kind genuine man has died. A sweet man brimming with life love and euphoria. K.v anand sir .. gone too early sir. Too early. My sympathies to his family. Find happiness in the hereafter k.v sir. (sic)”

Entertainer Rajinikanth said that he was stunned and disheartened to find out about the demise of K.V. Anand. He stretched out his sympathies to Mr Anand’s family.

Entertainer Mohanlal tweeted: “Gone from our sight, yet never from our souls. K.V. Anand sir you will be remembered fondly for eternity. Supplications for the withdrew soul. Pranams.’

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