Famous Tamil director-cinematographer KV Anand passed away in Chennai due to a heart attack. He was 54. Anand started his career as a photojournalist and later began assisting noted cinematographer PC Sreeram in films such as Gopura Vasalile, Meera, Devar Magan, Amaran and Thiruda Thiruda.
In 1994, Sreeram recommended Anand's name for the Malayalam movie Thenmavin Kombath for which he won a National Film Award. In 2005, Anand made his directorial debut with the movie Kana Kandaen after working for over a decade as a cinematographer across industries in films like Minnaram, Chandralekha, Mudhalvan, Josh, Nayak, Boys, Khakee and Sivaji. He even did films like Ayan, Ko, Maattrraan, Anegan, Kavan and Kaappaan.
Celebrities including actor Gautham Karthik, Santhosh Sivan, music director Harris Jayaraj, director D Imaan are among some who took to social media to mourn over the great loss.
Anand worked mainly in the Tamil Film Industry. He is the founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC).