Popular Tamil film producer V Swaminathan breath his last on Monday, days after testing positive for COVID-19. The veteran producer passed away at a hospital in Chennai and ever since condolences have been pouring in from several corners of the industry.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, V Swaminathan shared a video in which he was heard saying, “Lakshmi Movie Makers is one of the finest companies. I had directed Kangalal Kaidhu Sei for this banner. V Swaminathan is a dear friend. And his passing due to the coronavirus infection has pained me deeply. I have lost a good friend and producer. My sympathies for his family and all the loved ones.”
— Manoj Kumar (@ImMKR) August 11, 2020
Shocking..really sad ..my good friend…RIP pic.twitter.com/IhFYeZpyNJ
— manobala (@manobalam) August 10, 2020
Had heard heartbreaking news about the loss of V Swaminathan sir. My deepest condolences to his family. A very humble person. May your soul rest in peace. #lakshmimoviemakers #producer #VSwaminathan #RIP pic.twitter.com/hSbeSKnfRs
— ponram (@ponramVVS) August 10, 2020
Meanwhile for those of you unaware, V Swaminathan jointly owned the banner of Lakshmi Movie Makers along with K Muralitharan and G Venugopal. He has also produced several hits including Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam, Dhanush’s Pudhupettai, Vijay’s Priyamudan and Bagavathi among several others.
Apart from being a celebrated film producer, V Swaminathan was also known for his stint as a cameo actor in several Tamil films. The late producer is survived by his wife Lalitha and two sons, Ashok and Ashwin. We hope and pray for the health and safety of those close to the producer. His last film was Jayam Ravi and Trisha starrer ‘Sakalakala Vallavan’ directed by Suraj.
A certain source has been quoted by TOI revealing, “Swaminathan had tested positive for coronavirus 10 days ago and was admitted to a private hospital. His immunity became very low a couple of days ago and yesterday afternoon, he breathed his last. He was 67. His body has been cremated as per government rules. Though several people in the industry had tested positive for the coronavirus, Swaminathan is the first casualty.”
Meanwhile, it would not be wrong to say that the world is now slowly coming back to normalcy with film and tv shoots resuming in several industries globally.