Director-cinematographer KV Anand passed away in Chennai due to Covid-19. According to the reports, the 54-year-old director suffered a heart attack in the early hours and died at 3 am at a hospital. His last rites took place at Besant Nagar crematorium in Chennai. People were not allowed to pay their last respects as it is a Covid death. His death has sent shockwaves across the country and celebrities took to social media to condole the death of the award-winning cinematographer and director.
Started his career as a photojournalist, KV Anand assisted noted cinematographer PC Sreeram in a lot of films and also won a National Film Award for a Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath in 1994. After a successful career as a cinematographer for over a decade, working across industries Anand made his directorial debut in 2005 with the family drama Kana Kandaen (2005). Later KV Anand helmed films like Kana Kandaen, Ayan, Ko, Maattrraan, Anegan, Kavan and Kaappaan.