Veteran Director Kalatapasvi K Viswanath Passed Away Yesterday
Veteran film director Kalatapasvi K Viswanath, passed away last night at the age of 92.
He was undergoing treatment for age-related illnesses at a private hospital in Hyderabad.
Kasinadhuni Viswanath (19 February 1930 – 2 February 2023) was an Indian film director, screenwriter and actor, known for his works primarily in Telugu cinema.
K Viswanath has directed over 50 films.
He is recipient of five National Film Awards, seven state Nandi Awards, ten Filmfare Awards South, and a Filmfare Award in Hindi.
He was honored with the “Prize of the Public” at the “Besançon Film Festival of France” in 1981.
In 1992, he received the Andhra Pradesh state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and the civilian honor Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of arts.
In 2017, he was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in Indian cinema.
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