Veteran Kollywood writer Aaroor Dass dies at 91; Kamal Haasan and others pay tribute

Veteran Kollywood writer Aaroor Dass, who has worked on several popular projects, has passed away at the age of 91 years.

Published on Nov 22, 2022 04:02 PM IST  |  40.9K
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Veteran writer Aaroor Dass passes away

The veteran screenwriter from the Tamil film industry, Aaroor Dass passed away on 20th November in Chennai. He breathed his last at the age of 91. Kamal Haasan paid tribute to the celebrated writer through social media. The Vikram actor wrote in Tamil, “He has made a mark in thousands of characters. Aaroor Dass wrote dialogues for my teachers, for me, and for those who came after me. My heartfelt tribute to him.”

Apart from this, lyricist Vairamuthu also paid his last respects to the screenwriter through Instagram, "1000 pics, 60 years of writing...M. G. Journey with R Shivaji...Vagini...Avi. M. Devar...Sweet son for all three... Tireless hard work...Active like a squirrel tail...Toxic Tamil...A good mind...All the things that came out...Arurdas has passed away! A moment of time Frozen...Long live his glory!"

Aaroor Dass work history

Aaroor Dass is credited with writing scripts for around 1000 films including Pasamalar, Anbe Va, Thaai Sollai Thattadhe, Deivamagan, Penn Endral Penn, Paarthal Pasi Theerum, Vettai Kaaran, to name just a few. The writer has further been a part of several plays as well. He began his career at the young age of 16 and went on to work with some big names in the industry such as MG Ramachandra, Sivaji Ganesan and Gemini Ganesan, among others.

Aaroor Dass also collaborated with some renowned directors of yesteryear including A Bhimsingh, AC Tirulokchandar and MA Thirumugam. He also ventured into direction with the 1967 Tamil film titled Penn Endral Penn.

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