Veteran Telugu Director K Viswanath Passes Away; Chiranjeevi, Kamal Haasan, And Radikaa Pay Homage

Veteran Telugu filmmaker K Viswanath passed away on Thursday. Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty, Radikaa Sarath Kumar, Ravi Teja, and Ram Gopal Varma paid respect to him on social media. He was 92 years old.

By Fitha Fathima, February 03, 2023 11:42 IST

Celebrities have been posting heartfelt respects to the late great Telugu filmmaker K Viswanath on social media in the wake of his passing. His contributions to Telugu cinema are unmatched. Several celebrities, including Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty, Radikaa Sarath Kumar, Ravi Teja, and Ram Gopal Varma, remembered the director on social media. Due to infirmities brought on by aging, Viswanath, 92, passed away on Thursday.
Legendary actor Kamal Haasan, who collaborated with Viswanath on three outstanding movies, tweeted

Salute to a master .

— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 3, 2023 in memory of the late director. He published a picture of a note that stated, “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.”
Chiranjeevi, a seasoned Telugu actor, tweeted:

Shocked beyond words!
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 !!

— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) February 3, 2023 Viswanath and Chiranjeevi collaborated on the films Swayam Krushi, Subhalekha, and Aapadbhandavadu. To honor Viswanath's 92nd birthday, Chiranjeevi recently paid a visit to his home.
“Deeply saddened by the demise of Sri K Viswanath Garu. Had the privilege of being directed by him in Swathi Kiranam. My thoughts and prayers with his loved ones', tweeted legendary Malayalam actor Mammootty, who had collaborated with Viswanath on Swathi Kiranam. The Swathi Kiranam and Swathi Muthyam actor Radikaa Sarath Kumar tweeted, “Viswanath garu. Shanti to a legend. A person in his own way leaves a huge vacuum in his art and thinking. Who made films with a purpose. Who was the calm in a storm? Will miss you dearly.”
Tweeted actor Ravi Teja,

Disheartening to know about the tragic news of #KVishwanath garu. Words may not suffice to express his loss.
His contribution to Telugu Cinema will live on in our memories forever.

My sincere condolences to his entire family & dear ones. OM SHANTI

— Ravi Teja (@RaviTeja_offl) February 3, 2023 Actor Allari Naresh,

To have worked under his direction and to be a part of the industry that is his, is an honour. His loss is irreplaceable, his work is incomparable. RIP Guru #KViswanath garu, a legend in every way.

— Allari Naresh (@allarinaresh) February 3, 2023
The director Ram Gopal Varma also paid tribute through a series of tweets.

Sad to hear about the passing of India’s 1st auteur director #KVishwanath ..He is gone , but his films will live forever

— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 3, 2023 He also posted,

His very own distinctive visual style and music and even more distinctive characterisations set in a culture and tradition which he deeply respects,is what makes #KVishwanath a true auteur ..I hope he and his protégée #SiriVennela will have divine musical interaction in heaven

— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 3, 2023

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