Noted director J. Mahendran passes away

Legendary director Mahendran passes away! - Tamil News

Legendary director Mahendran passes away! - Tamil News

Veteran Tamil film director J Mahendran died in Chennai on Tuesday morning.

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.

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He was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on March 27, after he became sick following a dialysis session. He was on a ventilator, according to hospital sources. He was instrumental in shaping superstar Rajinikanth's career in many ways by giving him memorable roles in films like "Johnny" and "Mullum Malarum". Mahendran was last seen on screen in a special appearance in Atharvaa starrer Boomerang. For a brief period, he was heading the filmmaking and direction course at the Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA).

As per a report in The Hindu, Mahendran's remains will be laid at his residence from 10 am for the public and well-wishers to pay their last respects. The funeral will be held at 5 pm.

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