Veteran director-actor K Vishwanath passed away in Hyderabad at the age of 92.
K Viswanath’s funeral and last rite rituals took place in Hyderabad. Several Telugu stars including SS Rajamaouli and Chiranjeevi were spotted making their way to attend it. The legendary filmmaker died late Thursday night, at the age of 92. The funeral took place on Friday and the paparazzi spotted several stars making their way to pay their last respects. Some of his popular films include Chelleli Kapuram, Kalam Marindi, Sarada, O Seeta Katha Jeevana Jyothi, Siri Siri Muvva, Sankarabharanam, Saptapadi, Sagara Sangamamm, Swathi Muthyam, Sruthilayalu, Swarnakamalam, Sutradharulu, Aapadbhandhuvudu, Swati Kiranam, Subha Sankalpam, Swarabhishekam, Sargam, Kaamchor, Shubh Kaamna, Eeshwar and Dhanwaan. His movie Swathi Muthyam was even picked as India’s official entry for the Oscars in 1986. He also worked with leading actors from across film industries including Kamal Haasan, Jayaprada, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Vanisri and Chiranjeevi among others.
Viswanath also donned the greasepaint for Subha Sankalpam, Vajram, Kalisundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Seema Simham, Nuvv Leka Nenu Lenu, Santhosham, Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo, Tagore, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Rajapattai, Lingaa, and Uttama Villain.
K Viswanath was the 48th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award. He won five National Film Awards. Viswanath was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1992.
Viswanath is survived by his wife and four children.
Twitter is flooded with messages for K Viswanath. Actors, musicians, directors shared their best moments with the director on social media. Have a look…
Another legend lost !!— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) February 3, 2023
K Viswanath garu made a lasting impact with his memorable movies and characters.
May his legacy continue to inspire future generations and his soul rest in peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #RIPVishwanathGaru
Shocked beyond words!— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) February 3, 2023
Shri K Viswanath ‘s loss is an irreplaceable void to Indian / Telugu Cinema and to me personally! Man of numerous iconic, timeless films! The Legend Will Live on! Om Shanti !! 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/3JzLrCCs6z
Disheartening to know about the tragic news of #KVishwanath garu. Words may not suffice to express his loss.— Ravi Teja (@RaviTeja_offl) February 3, 2023
His contribution to Telugu Cinema will live on in our memories forever.
My sincere condolences to his entire family & dear ones. OM SHANTI 🙏
A loss beyond words!— Kalyanram Nandamuri (@NANDAMURIKALYAN) February 3, 2023
Kalatapasvi Vishwanath Garu left a mark on Indian Cinema like no one else.
His movies reflect our society in the most artistic way possible.
He will be always remembered.