Popular Director-cum- Cinematographer Balu Mahendra has passed away at the age of 74. He was sick since few days and died in Chennai, Thursday. His musical super hit film ‘Nireekshana’ in Telugu reminds him to everyone.
He was born in Sri Lanka and got educated in London. A camera, which was gifted by his father in his childhood, seeded his focus towards Films. In that fashion, he completed his course of Degree in Cinematography in London and later, joined film school, Madras.
He made films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Few people presently working in South Indian film industry had worked under his supervision in the past.