'Aadukalam' Editor Kishore Declared Brain Dead

Published: 07th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2015 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A week after he suffered a stroke, National Award winning young film editor T E Kishore was declared brain dead by doctors at a private hospital here where he was undergoing treatment.He was only 36, and is survived by his parents.

Though he was admitted to Vijaya Hospital, Kishore’s condition had by then worsened rapidly. Despite efforts from the Neurology team at the hospital, which tried to remove the clot in the brain, he slipped into a coma. He was eventually declared brain dead by doctors late on Friday.

After assisting veteran editor B Lenin, he made his debut as an editor in Eeram in 2009. Just two years later, when he was all of 32 years old, Kishore won the National Film Award for editing Aadukalam by Vetrimaaran, his friend and mentor.

In the few years, Kishore had associated himself with over 30 films, including noted works such as Paradesi, Ethir Neechal, Aarohanam, Nedunchaalai and Un Samaiyal Araiyil among other films. He was currently working on Vetrimaaran’s under-production film.

Kishore’s organs were donated, and his body would be kept for paying homage at his office in Vadapalani on Saturday morning.

As his death was officially announced on Friday evening, several personalities from Tamil film industry and others, including actors, directors expressed shock and condolence over the untimely death of the talented young man.

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