CHENNAI: Writer-filmmaker K Subaash, who penned Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chennai Express, breathed his last on Wednesday at SRM Hospital. He was suffering from kidney failure, and was on dialysis for the past few years. According to the sources, he passed away this morning.
Having started his career as an assistant director to Maniratnam in Naayagan, later he made his directorial debut with Kaliyugam. He went on to direct renowned actors like Khushbu, Sathyaraj, Prabhu Deva and Parthiepan, among many.
Subaash's second film Chatriyan starring Vijayakanth gained him popularity. In Bollywood, he had worked on scripting Hindi films including Dilwale, Sunday, Entertainment and Housefull 3.
Remembering him on Twitter, Raadhika wrote, "Very saddened to hear about the passing away of Subaash, a long time associate and director of 'Pavithra' film with Ajith and many more. (sic)."
He had also worked as a chief associate to Raj Kumar Santoshi in many films.
Dhananjayan Govind wrote, "Sad to report the passing away of another superb talent... Only a month ago Mohan Raman and I met him at my office. Had a long chat and took snaps (sic)."