Veteran director J Mahendran, who has given Tamil cinema several important films has passes away on April 2 at his residence in Chennai. He was 79.
The noted filmmaker was being treated for a critical illness at Chennai’s Apollo Hospital. However, he was reportedly taken home Monday night.
J Mahendran who made Rajinikanth a superstar passes away
John Mahendran, son of the ace director, took to social media to share the sad news about the passing away of the ‘Nenjathai Killathey’ director
DIRECTOR MAHENDRAN PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING. pic.twitter.com/usCPXX7Qsr
— Dir.JohnMahendran (@johnroshan) April 2, 2019
The final rights of the director are scheduled to be performed at 5:00 pm. The director is survived by his wife Jasmine, son John and two daughters Dimple and Anurita.
Rajinikanth visited his house in Pallikaranai, Chennai to pay his last respects to the director.
— Nikkil (@onlynikil) April 2, 2019
Director J Mahendran is also respected for shaping up actor Rajinikanth’s career. Rajinikanth often credited the legendary director for his success.
May his soul rest in peace!