K Viswanath passes away: Jr NTR, Mammootty, AR Rahman and others pay tribute to the legend

K Viswanath, the actor-filmmaker passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad following a prolonged illness. The South celebs are now paying tribute to the legend.

Updated on Feb 03, 2023   |  05:22 AM IST  |  157.6K
K Viswanath
K Viswanath is best known for his illustrious career as an actor and filmmaker (Credits: Twitter)

K Viswanath, the legendary actor-filmmaker who is best known for his illustrious work in the South film industry, has passed away. The 92-year-old breathed his last at a private hospital in Hyderabad, where he was admitted for the last few days. As per the reports, K Viswanath was battling with age-related ailments for a very long time. The legend is survived by his wife Kasinadhuni Jaya Lakshmi, three sons including Ravindranath, Nagendranath, and a daughter, Padmavathi. 

Celebs pay tribute to K Viswanath

The renowned celebs of the South Indian film industry, including RRR star Jr NTR, veteran actor Mammootty, musician AR Rahman, director Gopichand Mallineni, and many others paid tribute to K Viswanath by making emotional posts on their official social media handles. 

Jr NTR shared a picture of the legend along with a touching note, on his Twitter handle. "Vishwanath holds a high place among those who spread the fame of Telugu cinema across the continents. He gave many incredible films like Shankarabharan and Sagara Sangam. The loss without him is never-ending. My deepest condolences to his family and may his soul rest in peace," wrote the RRR actor in his post. 

Check out Jr NTR's post below:

Mammootty, the megastar of Malayalam cinema penned an emotional note remembering K Viswanath, on his social media handles, which reads: "Deeply saddened by the demise of Sri K Viswanath Garu. Had the privilege of being directed by him in Swathikiranam. My thoughts and prayers with his loved ones."

Check out Mammootty's tribute to K Viswanath, below:

AR Rahman shared a throwback picture with K Viswanath on his official social media handles and wrote a touching note, paying tribute to the legend. "Anjali tradition,warmth, heart, music, dance, love …..your movies filled my childhood with humaneness and wonder! #ripkviswanathji," reads the musician's post.

Check out AR Rahman's post below:

"The proud director of Telugu cinema..K.Vishwanath is a great person who brought honor and recognition to Telugu cinema. This loss is immeasurable," wrote director Gopichand Mallineni.

"Shankarabharan... Sagarasangam," wrote director Harish Shankar on his post.

"#RipLegend K Viswanath garu," reads Godfather director Jayam Raja's tweet. 

About K Viswanath

K Viswanath (Credits: Twitter)

The legend, who was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, started his career as an assistant director in Tamil cinema, in 1951. He made his directorial debut in 1965 with the acclaimed film Aathma Gouravam. Some of his finest works include Swathi Muthyam, Sirivennela, Shankarabharanam, and others. K Viswanath has won many of the Nation's most prestigious awards and accolades including Padma Shri, 6 National Film Awards, 8 Nandi Awards, and much more.


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