Cinematographer cum Director KV Anand died of cardiac arrest at the age of 54 in Chennai. He who started his career as a photo journalist, went on to assist ace cinematographer PC Sri ram in films such as Devar Magan, Amaran, Meera, Gopura Vaasalile, Thiruda Thiruda etc. He ventured as filmmaker through 2005 film “Kana Kanden” and went on to make quality films based on chemicals and chemistry.
The filmmaker suffered a heart attack in the wee hours of Friday and passed away at 3 am at a hospital. His last rites took place at Besant Nagar crematorium in Chennai and people were not allowed to pay their last respects as it is a death related to COVID 19 complications, according to Indian express.
While people from film industry are still mourning for the demise of actor Vivekh, this news caused caused shockwaves among the fans and celebrities. From Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to Telugu star Allu Arjun, almost all the celebrities from south Indian film industry uploaded tweets remembering the ace filmmaker.
“Absolutely shocked. My heart feels so heavy… painful. Just can’t digest.. I lost a very dear friend K.V a wonderful cinematographer, and a brilliant director. This loss can never be compensated. I will miss you my dear friend.R.I.P🙏My deepest condolences to his family and friends” Director Shankar who worked with him in “Sivaji” film wrote in his tweet with a hashtag saying “RIPKVAnand” trending in twitter.
Check out some of the tweets of film personalities below :
பத்திரிகைகளில் புகைப்படக் கலைஞராகத் தன் வாழ்க்கையைத் தொடங்கிய கே.வி.ஆனந்த் தளராத தன்முனைப்பினால் தன்னை ஒரு சிறந்த ஒளிப்பதிவாளராகவும், இயக்குனராகவும் நிலைநிறுத்திக் கொண்டவர். அவரது மறைவு சினிமாவிற்குப் பேரிழப்பு. அஞ்சலி.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 30, 2021
மதிப்பிற்குரிய கே.வி.ஆனந்த் அவர்களின் மறைவு மிகுந்த அதிர்ச்சியும், வேதனையும் அளிக்கிறது. அவரை பிரிந்து வாடும் அவரது குடும்பத்தாருக்கு என்னுடைய ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள். அவருடைய ஆத்மா சாந்தி அடையட்டும்.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) April 30, 2021
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. K.V. Anand sir you will be missed forever. Prayers for the departed soul. Pranams 🙏 pic.twitter.com/q84wsusJDq— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) April 30, 2021
A gentle kind honest man has passed away. A very sweet man full of life love and joy. K.v anand sir .. gone too soon sir. Too soon. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace k.v sir.— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) April 30, 2021
My deepest condolences…Rest in peace sir 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/EUjILxuDPB— pa.ranjith (@beemji) April 30, 2021
Deepest condolences…. 🙏🏼— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) April 30, 2021
Rest in Peace KV Anand sir… pic.twitter.com/MUohDakROZ
Shocked and shattered to know the demise of KV Anand Sir.. No words to describe what I feel.. May his soul Rest In Peace.. Prayers to his family— Jiiva (@JiivaOfficial) April 30, 2021
Gone too soon!
RIP KV Anand sir ! 💔 pic.twitter.com/JjIVZPFKJG— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) April 30, 2021
Can't come to terms with the sudden passing of K.V.Anand sir.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) April 30, 2021
He was a passionate, tremendously creative and most importantly, a really sweet and kind man. My deepest condolences to his family and prayers to deal with this unbelievable loss.
Bye KV sir. Gone way too soon. ❤️
Whatta shocking news to wake up to. Unbelievable. My deepest condolences to the family and friends. #RIPKVAnand saar— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) April 30, 2021
Shocked and deeply saddened. #RIPKVAnand sir. Heartfelt condolences and strength to his family.— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) April 30, 2021
Just woke up to this sad news that Dir KV Anand garu is no more. Wonderful cameraman , brilliant director and very nice gentleman . Sir you will always be remember & missed . Condolences to the near , dear & family .— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 30, 2021
Rest in Peace Sir . #KVAnand pic.twitter.com/V6ombIxZcy
Such a well mannered, soft spoken gentleman and a proven bundle of talent! Shocked to hear the news, strength to the family🙏#Ayan will forever be my favourite work of yours! #RIPKVAnand sir 💔💔🙏 pic.twitter.com/6CffGFVmKM— Vikram Prabhu (@iamVikramPrabhu) April 30, 2021
Incredibly shocked and saddened… his work from the very beginning in thenmavin kombatthu directly influenced my love for cinema as a child, and shaped who I became today… My heart is heavy as I pray his soul rests in peace. #RIPKVAnand sir pic.twitter.com/BqF6a1TEIn— Kalyani Priyadarshan (@kalyanipriyan) April 30, 2021
#covid is taking away too many good souls from us too soon..!! Shocked about @anavenkat sir..#RIPKVAnand it’s getting really scary out there.. plz don’t take it as a joke.. plz be safe.. stay indoor as much as u can..wear a mask..santize..don’t wait for the govt to tell us..!! pic.twitter.com/HaWvpl720D— 𝑽𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒙𝒎𝒊 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒌𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒓 (@varusarath5) April 30, 2021
#kvanand Sir, you were one of the most passionate & disciplined filmmaker’s I had the honour to work with. You launched me into Tamil Cinema & for that I will always be forever grateful. Thank you for everything sir. Cinema will not be the same without you. Rest in Peace sir 🙏🏼♥️ pic.twitter.com/aR1yscsWuU— Amyra Dastur (@AmyraDastur93) April 30, 2021
Just can’t believe the news I read about KV Anand sir ..— Iswarya Menon (@Ishmenon) April 30, 2021
A genius filmmaker , a humble human , this COVID doesn’t pay spare anyone .
May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏼
Absolutely shocked. My heart feels so heavy… painful.Just can’t digest..I lost a very dear friend K.V a wonderful cinematographer, and a brilliant director.This loss can never be compensated. I will miss you my dear friend.R.I.P🙏My deepest condolences to his family and friends— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) April 30, 2021
It has been reported that actor Suriya who worked with Anand in “Ayan”, “Maatran”, “Kaapaan”, involved in completing the hospital procedures. Let us pray for the soul of the creator to rest in peace !!