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K Balachander Tribute: A Twitter Roundup

K Balachander’s sudden passing caught the Tamil film industry unawares. The director, who was reported to be ‘getting better’, succumbed to his illness on Tuesday night. Distraught celebrities took to their social media accounts to pay tribute to the Iyakkunar Sigaram.

1. Former Chief Minister Karunanidhi paid his last respects to KB.

Along with his son, MK Stalin.

2. Director Ram Gopal Varma expressed his grief through Twitter.

While Baahubali director SS Rajamouli tried to find solace in KB’s films.

3.  Actor Vivekh, who was introduced by KB, was devastated at his passing; as was actress Khushbu.

4. AR Rahman thanked KB for introducing him. Prakash Raj, Sri Priya and Mohan Raman echoed the sentiment.

5. AR Murugadoss, Dhanush and Vishal kept it simple.

6. While actress Sri Devi posted a stirring tribute to the man who gave her her first leading role.

7. Sarath Kumar and his actress wife Radikaa spoke of the ‘loss to the film industry’.

8. Director Selvaraghavan, who began his career as an assistant to KB, urged the government to start a film school in his memory.