Kasinadhuni Viswanath, also known as K. Viswanath, contributed to Telugu and Hindi cinema as an Indian film director and screenwriter. Born on 19 February 1930 in Andhra Pradesh, India, he passed away on 2nd February 2023.
Viswanath’s exceptional storytelling skills marked a career in the film industry that spanned over six decades. He directed his first film, “Sankarabharanam,” in 1966 and earned several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. He directed over 50 films of various genres, from romantic comedies to historical dramas.
“His films, including “Siri Siri Muvva,” “Sankarabharanam,” “Swathi Muthyam,” “Sargam,” “Saptapadi,” “Sadma,” and “Shankar Dada MBBS,” often showcased themes of love, family values, and cultural traditions and earned him a reputation as a master storyteller.”
Throughout his career, Viswanath received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1992, India’s highest award in cinema. He also earned several National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, and state film awards.
The Indian film industry widely mourned Kasinadhuni Viswanath’s death on 2nd February 2023. People remembered his contributions to Indian cinema and exceptional storytelling skills, leaving behind a legacy of films that will continue to inspire and entertain future generations.
News of Viswanath’s death spread quickly, and celebrities from across the Indian film industry expressed their grief and condolences on social media. Many took to Twitter and other platforms to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker, remembering his contributions to Indian cinema and his exceptional storytelling skills.
The death of Kasinadhuni Viswanath widely mourned by personalities from various fields, including politics, film, and media. PM Narendra Modi, legendary South Indian actor Nagarjuna, and popular Malayalam actor Mammootty, among others, paid their tributes to the late filmmaker, who was known for his exceptional storytelling skills and contributions to Indian cinema.
PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his condolences, calling Viswanath a “creative genius” and a “legendary filmmaker”. He praised the director for his exceptional storytelling skills and his ability to bring different cultures and communities together through his films.
Nagarjuna, who has acted in several Telugu films, remembered Viswanath as a “great human being and a true legend”. He praised the director for his contributions to Indian cinema and expressed his deep sadness at the loss.
Mammootty, a popular Malayalam actor, also expressed his condolences and praised Viswanath’s exceptional storytelling skills. He called the late filmmaker a “giant of Indian cinema” and remembered his contributions to the industry.