Ace director and cinematographer Balu Mahendra(74) passed away today (Feb 13) morning. He was admitted to the Vijaya Hospital in Chennai after he suffered a stroke.
Balu Mahendra has been in the news recently for his critically acclaimed Thalaimuraigal. It is a film in which he acted in the pivotal role of a grand- father.
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The new generation directors in the industry like Bala, Ameer and Ram for whom he was a mentor has rushed to the hospital.
We at Sify.com offer our deep condolences to one of the legends of Tamil cinema