Legendary Indian filmmaker K. Vishwanath who has also done occassional acting roles passed away on Thursday i.e. February 2, 2023 at the age of 93. The veteran actor-director breathed his last in a private hospital in Hyderabad, and his last rites and funeral are currently taking place in the city.
His films were special.— 𝐇𝐀𝐊𝐔𝐍𝐀-𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐀 (@noworriesbehpy) February 3, 2023
He was special.
End of an era.
కళా తపస్వి ఇక సెలవు
ఓం శాంతి 🙏🏻#RipLegend #RIPKViswanath #KVishwanath#KViswanathGaru #RIPVishwanathGaru pic.twitter.com/EarpsS0mQp
K. Vishwanath is not only a well known face in the South, but he is a revered name in the Indian film industry. He is among a handful of recipients of India's highest honour in cinema - the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Those in the film industry and beyond have been expressing grief over this sad occurrence, and here is a glimpse of this social media reminiscence:
Salute to a master . pic.twitter.com/zs0ElDYVUM— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 3, 2023
K. Vishwanath Ji you taught me so much, being on set with you during Eeshwar was like being in a temple…— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 2, 2023
RIP My Guru 🙏 pic.twitter.com/vmqfhbZORx
February 3, 2023
Few frames from #KVishwanath Garu's Films pic.twitter.com/DKuAzVTKzC— TeluguCinemaHistory (@CineLoversTFI) February 3, 2023
At the funeral of #KVishwanath , very sad and with a heavy heart . None like him, what a void he has left. Today Telugu cinema gets international recognition Thks to #RRRMoive but the base was put by #KVishwanath , who gave Telugu cinema , culture and music it’s dignity.🙏🙏🙏— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) February 3, 2023
Sadly, none in the Telugu film industry hv carried forward the legacy of #KVishwanath garu in making classical dramas or for that matter, the legacy of NTR garu in portraying legendary characters. KVs penchant for the letter S.— ParuChirps (@ParuChirps) February 3, 2023
His contributions shall be everlasting! pic.twitter.com/g4FURmMWFO
Listening to #KVishwanath garu songs is pure bliss 🥺❤️ #RIPVishwanathGaru pic.twitter.com/DPBAjzAk8D— внαиυ αяυℓ ᶜᴴᴵᴿᵁ ᴿᶜ ᴾᴵᴺᴷʸ (@BBhanuTweets) February 3, 2023
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
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
K Raghavendra Rao garu pays last respects to legendary #KVishwanath garu. #RIPVishwanathGaru pic.twitter.com/CM4dfdHkre— Suresh Kondi (@SureshKondi_) February 3, 2023
End of an Era!!— Vishnu Vardhan Reddy (@SVishnuReddy) February 3, 2023
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri #KVishwanath Garu. It's an irreplaceable loss to the Telugu Cinema.
My deepest condolences to his family and loving ones. Om Shanti.🙏#RipLegend #RIPVishwanathGaru pic.twitter.com/d7NT932O4U
Saddened by the passing away of Shri K. Viswanath Garu. He was a stalwart of the cinema world, distinguishing himself as a creative and multifaceted director. His films covered various genres and enthralled audiences for decades. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 3, 2023
#KVishwanath garu made plenty of progressive & Art films#SwathiMuthyam: Widow marriage— Naveen Gupta 🌺 (@Naveen_Guptaa) February 3, 2023
Subhalekha: Dowry #SwayamKrushi: Dignity of work#Swarnakamalam: Classical dances.#SiriVennela & #Sankarabharanam: Music
What is your favorite film?#RipLegend pic.twitter.com/ElKaFUUn0z
It was with great sorrow that I learned about the passing away of K. Viswanath garu. A true doyen of Indian movie industry and a director with a great penchant for music. Rest in peace.🙏💐#KViswanath #KSChithra pic.twitter.com/netf6S5wrI— K S Chithra (@KSChithra) February 3, 2023
Memories Wid My Guru Ji pic.twitter.com/imWwfRmbtO— Jaya Prada (@realjayaprada) February 3, 2023
The genius who brought together culture & cinema so beautifully... His impact extends far beyond cinema. Rest in peace #KVishwanath garu... You will be deeply missed. My condolences to his family and loved ones. 🙏— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 3, 2023
We have lost a legend!— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) February 3, 2023
K Vishwanath Garu.. You will always remain immortal in all our hearts and in art.
May his beautiful soul rest in peace🙏
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
#Venkatesh paid last respects to #KalaTapasvi #KViswanathGaru 🙏🏼#RIPKViswanathGaru #RIPKViswanath pic.twitter.com/nQJOZHldRf— Suresh Kondi (@SureshKondi_) February 3, 2023
#PawanKalyan, #Trivikram paid last respects to #KalaTapasvi #KViswanathGaru 🙏🏼#RIPKViswanathGaru #RIPKViswanath pic.twitter.com/jdu7OHnPyj— Suresh Kondi (@SureshKondi_) February 3, 2023
#Chiranjeevi garu paid last respects to #KalaTapasvi #KViswanathGaru and consoles family members. #RIPKViswanathGaru 🙏#RIPKViswanath pic.twitter.com/oGhvHyuCe5— 𝐕𝐚𝐦𝐬𝐢𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐤𝐚𝐫 (@UrsVamsiShekar) February 3, 2023
RIP K. . Viswanath sir ! One of India's finest directors and my biggest inspiration forever ! I'm fortunate to have worked with him in AMAV ! pic.twitter.com/Keeu5nkkcG— selvaraghavan (@selvaraghavan) February 3, 2023
Anjali 🌺 tradition,warmth,heart,music,dance,love …..your movies filled my childhood with humaneness and wonder! #ripkviswanathji 🌹🌺🌹🌺🍵 pic.twitter.com/HivlTfUFe3— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 2, 2023