CHENNAI: DMK president M Karunanidhi and DMDK leader Vijayakant today condoled the death of veteran Tamil cinema director Ramanarayanan, saying his demise was a loss to Tamil film world.
Karunanidhi recalled that Narayanan had served as DMK MLA of Karaikudi and said he was a popular producer, director and story writer.
He had recently discussed his kidney ailment with him, Karunanidhi said, adding, his death was however unexpected.
"He cannot be forgotten," Karunanidhi said in a statement and expressed his sympathies with the family of the deceased.
Vijayakant, an actor himself, recalled that he had featured more than 10 films directed by the veteran director and described him as an affable person.
He had directed films in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Marathi, Vijayakant said, adding, his demise was "an irreparable loss" to both Indian and Tamil cinema.
Narayanan had passed away in Singapore yesterday following kidney ailment.