Director K Viswanath is no more

By - February 03, 2023 - 08:42 AM IST

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K Viswanath, known for his contribution to the Telugu film industry, passed away on February, 2023, at the age of 92 due to an age-related illness. He was born in Repalle, Guntur district on the 19th of February, 1930.


He started his career as an assistant director in 1951 and made his directorial debut with Aatma Gouravam in 1965. He received critical acclaim for his films like Siri Siri Muvva (1976), Sankarabharanam (1980), Swathi Muthyam (1986), and Sirivennela (1986), among others. Sankarabharanam, in particular, is regarded as an all-time classic and won 4 National Awards and 7 Nandi Awards.


K Viswanath's films often dealt with social issues and portrayed various classes of society, meticulously portrayed through his lead characters. Some of his other films that tackle social issues include Saptapadi, Sirivennela, Sutradharulu, Subhalekha, Sruthilayalu, Subha Sankalpam, Aapadbandhavudu, Swayam Krushi, and Swarnakamalam.


Viswanath also directed Hindi films like Sargam (1979), Kaamchor (1982), Shubh Kaamna (1983), Jaag Utha Insan (1984), Sur Sangam (1985), Sanjog (1985), Eeshwar (1989), Sangeet (1992), and Dhanwan (1993).


K Viswanath's legacy in the Indian film industry is invaluable and his contribution to Telugu cinema will always be remembered.

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