Tamil director K Subhash who wrote Chennai Express, dies of kidney failure

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Tamil writer-director K Subhash, best known for penning superstar Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, breathed his last on Wednesday here. Subhash passed away at SRM hospital in Chennai.

“He was suffering from kidney failure and was on dialysis for the last few years. He passed away this morning,” said a source from the industry.

Subhash started his career as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in 1987 Tamil film Nayagan, and a year later he made his directorial debut with Prabhu-starrer Kaliyugam.

In 1990, he directed Vijayakanth-starrer Tamil actioner Sathriyana, a blockbuster which earned him immense popularity.

He directed nearly 20 films with last one being 2005 Hindi actioner Insan, which featured Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Esha Deol and Lara Dutta.

He had also assisted Rajkumar Santoshi on a few projects.

As a writer, he had worked on Hindi films such as Sunday, Entertainment and Housefull 3.

Remembering Subhash as a gentle and humble person, writer Shridhar Raghavan wrote on his Twitter page: “Many took Subhash’s stories and ideas without credit or money. He’d laugh “We are rivers sir. If a needy fellow comes with a bucket, let him.”

The last rites of Subhash will take place on Wednesday.



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RIP Subhash sir!


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