Days after testing positive for coronavirus, popular Tamil film producer V Swaminathan passed away at a Chennai hospital on Monday.
The members of the Tamil film industry have shared their condolences. “Lakshmi Movie Makers is one of the finest companies. I had directed Kangalal Kaidhu Sei for this banner,” said director Bharathiraja in his condolence video.
“V Swaminathan is a dear friend. And his passing due to the coronavirus infection has pained me deeply. I have lost a good friend and producer. My sympathies for his family and all the loved ones,” he added.
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V Swaminathan jointly owned Lakshmi Movie Makers along with K Muralitharan and G Venugopal. He has produced several hits including Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam, Dhanush’s Pudhupettai, Vijay’s Priyamudan and Bagavathi, to name a few.
Swaminathan has also done many cameos in Tamil movies. He was best known for the comedy scenes with Vadivelu.
V Swaminathan is survived by his wife Lalitha and two sons, Ashok and Ashwin.