Tamil writer-director K. Subaash, best known for penning superstar Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, breathed his last on Wednesday.


Subaash passed away at SRM hospital in Chennai.

“He was suffering from kidney failure and was on dialysis for the last few years. He passed away this morning,” a source from the industry told IANS.

Subaash started his career as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in 1987 Tamil film “Nayagan“, and a year later he made his directorial debut with Prabhu-starrer “Kaliyugam“.

Tamil director K. Subaash passes away
Tamil director K. Subaash passes away

In 1990, he directed Vijayakanth-starrer Tamil actioner “Sathriyana, a blockbuster which earned him immense popularity.

He directed nearly 20 films with last one being 2005 Hindi actioner “Insan“, which featured Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Esha Deol and Lara Dutta. He had also assisted Rajkumar Santoshi on a few projects.

As a writer, he had worked on Hindi films such as “Sunday“, “Entertainment” and Housefull 3.

Remembering Subaash as a gentle and humble person, writer Shridhar Raghavan wrote on his Twitter page:

Actress Radikaa Sarath Kumar wrote

The last rites of Subaash will take place on Wednesday.




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