Filmmaker GN Rangarajan died at around 8.45 am today, June 3, due to age-related illness. He had worked with Kamal Haasan in multiple films. In a heartfelt note, Kamal Haasan paid an ode to Rangarajan.
Kamal Haasan's post in Tamil is translated as, "From the time I entered films till the time GN Rangarajan died, he had poured unconditional love on me. With hard work by his side, he carved a niche for himself in Tamil cinema. He directed a lot of films that are still loved and rewatched by fans. Following his footsteps, his son GNR Kumaravelan is in cinema as well. Kalyanaraman, Meendum Kokila, Kadal Meengal, Ellam Inbamayam and Maharasan are some of the hit films he directed with me. He loved me so much that he named his house 'Kamal Illam." The house must be around 30 years. Those who knew us would say if GNR was not in his house, he would be in Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Not just cinema, he appreciated the service I undertook for people. He always supported me. I heard that he shaved his beard a few days ago and said that Kamal will scold me if I don't shave. He knew that I would love to see him healthy.I have lost a brother who showered unconditional love on me. My heartfelt condolences to his wife Jakkubai, my brother and director GNR Kumaravelan and his family members."