Tamil Film Producer V Swaminathan Dies Of COVID-19

Veteran Tamil film producer V Swaminathan has died at a Chennai hospital on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, he was 67. The Tamil film producer has owned Lakshmi Movie Makers along with K Muralitharan and G Venugopal. Swaminathan has been responsible for several blockbusters including Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam, Dhanush’s Pudhupettai, Vijay’s Priyamudan and Bagavathi, to name a few.

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Veteran Tamil film producer V Swaminathan has died at a Chennai hospital on Monday days after testing positive for COVID-19, he was 67.

The South Indian film industry is shattered at the news of his passing on, sharing messages of condolences to Swaminathan’s family including those from Shanthanu Bhagyaraj and director Ponram took to Twitter to offer their condolences to Swaminathan’s family. “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.

Swaminathan has had a series of cameos on camera for a few Tamil movies and he was best known for his comedy scenes with veteran comedy actor Vadivelu. Swaminathan is survived by his wife Lalitha and two sons, Ashok and Ashwin.

Source inputs: Indian Express | Twitter

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