Veteran Tamil film producer, director and producer Kothanda Ramaiah's (KR) wife Mrs.Indira passed away on Friday at 4.45 p.m. She was 67. Mrs. Indira KR was admitted to a private hospital due to a kidney ailment, but failed to respond to the treatment. She is survived by her husband, a son and three daughters. Her last rites will be performed on Saturday (September 25, 2021) 4 p.m. at her residence.
Producer-director KR started his career in the film industry after studying film processing at the Adyar Film Institute in Chennai. He later worked as a technician in Doordarshan Kendra for three years before making his debut as a director and producer with the Malayalam film, Sisirathil Oru Vasantham in 1980. Despite the film not faring as expected at the box office, it motivated him into distributing films across Tamil Nadu. Later, he distributed several notable films over the course of his illustrious career such as Chinna Poove Mella Pesu, Guru Sishyan, Mappillai, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Punnagai Mannan, Poovizhi Vasalile, Rajadhi Raja, Thai Veedu, Thillu Mullu, Sindhu Bhairavi, Vaidehi Kathirunthal, including My Dear Kuttichathan 3D in Tamil.
KR also stepped into direction and made his debut in Tamil in 1991 with Eeramana Rojave and has made fourteen films to date, while also making appearances in a few notable ventures. He was also elected as the President of the Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) in 2013 and successfully oversaw the release of several films that were delayed, while also sorting out issues like the registration of titles and providing financial support to producers. KR has also written a book titled Idhuthaan Cinema, which was released in 2003. The loss of his wife will come as a huge personal loss to producer-director KR and we here at Galatta extend our heartfelt condolences to him and the bereaved family.
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