Industry mourns the death of Balu Mahendra

Veteran filmmaker Balu Mahendra passed away here Thursday, and members Indian film industry such as Siddharth, Amala Paul and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan expressed their grief on social networking platform such as Twitter and Facebook.

Balu Mahendra, 74, died following a heart attack.

Siddharth: An inspiration, teacher from a distance and everlasting hero for most of us. The great Balu Mahendra sir has left us. Massive loss! Prayers

Amala Paul: RIP Balu Mahendra sir. It’s really hard to believe! He was a creator’s creator. You will live in our hearts sir

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan: We lost a legend. (I) had the privilege of having Balu Sir at my daughter’s wedding. It is shocking

Madhur Bhandarkar: (I’m) sad to hear the demise of master of Innovative camera style, natural lighting, (and) maker of my favourite Hindi film ‘Sadma’. Balu Mahendra, RIP

Khushbu Sundar: (I’m) saddened at the news of demise of legendary Balu Mahendra sir. He has given such memorable movies. Heroines were
presented like dream in his DOP (director of photography)

Ravi K Chandran: RIP Balu Mahendra sir. (This is) greatest to loss for our Indian film industry

Dhayanidhi Alagiri: RIP Balu Mahendra sir! (This is) big loss to Tamil cinema. (I) have always admired his speeches on Tamil cinema

Dhananjayan Govind: (I’m) shocked (and) very sad to know the most admired guru Balu Mahendra sir is no more. He is a guru to many in Tamil
cinema (and) we will all miss him.