C.V. Rajendran passes away at 81

Veteran movie director C.V.Rajendran passed away at a private hospital in Chennai due to prolonged illness. He was 81. Rajendran was the brother of popular Tamil director Sridhar. Final rites will take place on Wednesday. 

Producer Dhananjayan Govind took to Twitter to express his grief. He wrote, ”Very sad to know the passing away of one of the finest Directors #CVRajendran sir. May his soul rest in peace …he directed many popular films with top Actors.”

Rajendran has directed popular movies in Tamil like Galatta Kalyanam, Sumathi En Sundari and Raja starring Sivaji Ganesan and J.Jayalalithaa who later became Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister.

He also directed other popular movies like Vani Rani, Sivagamiyin Selvam, Ponnoonjal, Maalai Sooda Va, Garjanai and several others in Tamil starring Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. Many of the songs in his movies were big hits.

Hailing from a village near Madurantakam, Rajendran was related to another popular Tamil movie director C.V.Sridhar, with whom he worked during his initial days. Apart from Tamil movies, Rajendran had also directed movies in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.

(With IANS inputs)

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