Chennai, Nov 23: Tamil writer-director K. Subaash who was best known for penning superstar Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Chennai Express”, died on Wednesday.
Subhash breathed his last at SRM hospital, here.
“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 said.
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”.
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 several 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, write Shridhar Raghavan wrote on his Twitter page.
(3) But more important, Subaash was also among the best people i ever knew. Gentle, humble, honest & funny. His cremation is today evening.
— Shridhar Raghavan (@ShridharR) November 23, 2016
Actress Radikaa Sarath Kumar wrote: “Very saddened to hear about the passing away of director K Subaash, a long time associate and director of ‘Pavithra’ film with Ajith and many more. Sad.”