Renowned film director K. Vishwanath passed away at his home in Hyderabad on February 2 due to age-related issues. He was well-known for his classic movies, including “Swathi Muthyam” (which was India’s official entry for the Oscars in 1986), “Sankarabharanam,” “Saptapadi,” and “Sagara Sangamamm.” Vishwanath was the 48th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and a five-time national award winner.
Many celebrities, including Chiranjeevi, Jr NTR, Kamal Haasan, director Krish, and AR Rahman, paid tribute to K. Viswanath on social media. Kamal Haasan wrote a letter expressing his admiration for the late director’s work. “Kalathapasvi K. Viswanath fully understood the transience of life and immortality of art. Hence his art will be celebrated beyond his lifetime and reign. Long live his art. An ardent fan, Kamal Haasan 2023,” he wrote.
Kamal Haasan and K. Viswanath worked together on three classic Telugu films: “Sagara Sangamam,” “Swathi Muthyam,” and “Subha Sankalpam.”
Actor Nani remembered K. Vishwanath in a touching post, calling him “the greatest of greatest.” Anil Kapoor shared throwback photos with the late director, writing, “K. Vishwanath Ji you taught me so much, being on set with you during Eeshwar was like being in a temple…RIP My Guru.”
Pawan Kalyan and director Trivikram visited K. Vishwanath’s home to pay their last respects to the legendary filmmaker.
K. Viswanath is survived by his wife, Kasinadhuni Jaya Lakshmi, and three sons, Ravindranath, Nagendranath, and a daughter, Padmavathi.