Tamil film and television director C. V. Sasikumar, best known for his Sengottai starring 'Action King' Arjun, passed away due to cardiac arrest on Sunday in Chennai. He was 57. According to reports, the director had been undergoing treatment for cancer at a hospital at Porur in the city. His health condition however had deteriorated on Sunday and he breathed his last after suffering a cardiac arrest. It is being stated that Sasikumar's mortal remains have been taken to his residence in Maduravoyal for the last rites. Reports further say that his funeral will take place on Monday. 

C. V. Sasikumar made Sengottai with Arjun sharing screen space alongside Meena and Ramba and featured music by hit composer Vidyasagar. The film also starred veteran actor Vijayakumar, Anandaraj, Delhi Ganesh, 'Vaigai Puyal' Vadivelu, Malayalam actor Rajan P. Dev, Chinni Jayanth, Roshan Seth among others in major supporting roles and was made by blockbuster Tamil producer R. B. Choudary's Super Good Films banner. However, the action film didn't perform as well as expected at the box office and Sasikumar eventually turned to scriptwriting, working with a number of directors in the last two decades. Sengottai was later also dubbed into Telugu as Errakota and Hindi as Neerja. Outside of his work in the Tamil film industry, he also made a name for himself in the television circuit and directed a few episodes of the Sun TV mega serial Mahabharatha