Filmmaker K Balachander passes away, celebs mourn

Noted Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away in Chennai today. He was 84. He was admitted to Cauvery Hospital last Monday due to urinary infection and other age-related ailments.

His manager confirmed the news of his death."Balachander sir passed away. He was recovering well over the last few days but his condition deteriorated this morning," he said. He is the man behind introducing talents like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Saritha and Prakash Raj to the film industry.

Celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the death of K Balachander and pay the legendary filmmaker their last respect.

Actor Prakash Raj tweeted: Thank u kb sir for changing my life.. For the moments.. Learning n unlearning . I'm crying out loud in pain.. Will miss u my MAN.. Love uuuu

Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to know of d demise of K Balachander. A genius storyteller, his gems Ek Duje Ke Liye & Zara Si Zindagi will keep his legacy alive. RIP.

Ram Gopal Varma: Want to express my heartfelt grief for the passing away of K Balachander, the only true maverick and path breaking director of all time.

Ram Charan: My deepest condolence to Legendary director sri K.BALACHANDAR GARU family. May his soul rest in peace.

Lakshmi Manchu: K.Balachander sir RIP. You redefined cinema. You were one of the finest. A huge loss for the film industry.

Priyamani: Had the opportunity to see the man a lot of times...RIP K Balachander sir!!!!You will definitely be missed :(

Varu Sarathkumar: May his family find the strength to withstand this great loss.. RIP Balachander sir...u will indeed live on through ur amazing work.

Sundeep Kishan: 2014 pls end have caused enough grevience so far..RIP Balachander shall always Be loved,cherished and missed..

Sriya Reddy: Such a true legend! Saddened by the demise of Director K. Balachander sir. May his soul rest in peace...

May his soul rest in soul. Deepest condolence to the family!