Veteran Telugu filmmaker and actor K. Viswanath passes away at 92

The well-known, legendary Telugu filmmaker or director K. Vishwanath was known for his iconic blockbuster movies like Sankarabharanam, Sagara Sangamam, Swathi Muthyam, and Swarna Kamalam among others, but now is no more, is passed away at the age of 92.

K. Vishwanath breathed his last yesterday at his residence in Hyderabad. As reported, he was suffering from age-related issues.

He won the national award five times in his entire career. K. Viswanath started his career as a sound engineer or as an audiographer for Vauhini Studios in Madras. After a short time working as an audiographer, he began his filmmaking career under filmmaker Adurthi Subba Rao and then went on to work as an assistant director in 1951 for the Telugu movie Pathala Bhairavi.

Viswanath made his directorial debut the with 1965 film Aatma Gowravam, by which he won the state Nandi Award. The 1980 Telugu film Sankarabharanam. Sankarabharanam also went on to win four National awards. It was later remade as Sur Sangam, which was also directed by Viswanath in Hindi.

K. Viswanath passes away at 92

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With the huge success of Sankarabharanam, Viswanath continued to make many more films that have art, especially music as its backdrop. Some of these films include Swati Kiranam, Sruthilayalu, Swarna Kamalam, Swarabhishekam, and Sagara Sangamam. His 1985 Telugu movie Swati Muthyam, which features the actor Kamal Haasan as the main character, an autistic man who comes to the rescue of a young widow, it was the best entry for the Best Language Foreign Film for the Academy Awards.

Furthermore, K. Viswanath made his Bollywood debut with the movie Sargam in 1979, which was a remake of his own movie Siri Siri Muvva. Some of his very famous Hindi films are Shubh Kaamna, Kaamchor, Sanjog, Eeshwar, Jaag Utha Insan, and Dhanwaan. He was famous for his many collaborations for movies with the legendary Rakesh Roshan in Bollywood. Even, in an interview, Rakesh Roshan said he learnt everything about filmmaking from Viswanath.

In 1992, he was awarded with the highest honor Award, Padma Shri, and in 2017 won the Dada Saheb Phalke award. He also won Filmfare awards eight times in his entire career of over four decades in the Telugu Industry.

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