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Balu Mahendra, the award winning film director and cinematographer died

Balu Mahendra died due to cardiac arrest at the age of 75 in Chennai. He was an award winning film director and cinematographer.

Feb 14, 2014 14:14 IST
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Balu Mahendra aged 75 died in Chennai on 13 February 2014 due to cardiac arrest. Mahendra was an award winning film director and cinematographer and is now survived by his wife and son.

Some of his masterpieces are
• Azhiyatha Kolangal
• Moondram Pirai
• Veedu
• Sandhiyaa Raagam
• Vanna Vanna Pookal

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Balu Mahendra
• He graduated in cinematography as a gold medalist in 1969 from Pune Film Institute
• He did camera for the blockbuster film Shankarabharanam
• Nellu in Malayalam was his first film as a cinematographer. The film was directed by Ramu Kariat
• Kokila in Kannada language was his first film as a director
• He is native of Amirthakali near Mattakalappu in Sri Lanka
• Azhiyatha Kolangal was his first Tamil film
• He won the national award for best cinematography in 1983 for Moondram Pirai, which was the first national award in acting for Kamal Haasan

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