Tamil film director C.V Sasikumar, who is popularly known for directing Arjun Sarja's film Sengottai, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. The director breathed his last on Sunday. He was 57. According to a report in India.com, sources close to C.V Sasikumar said that he had been undergoing treatment for cancer for some time at a hospital at Porur in Chennai.
The report further states that on Sunday, his health deteriorated and he died due to cardiac arrest. His mortal remains have been taken to his residence in Maduravoyal for those from the film industry to pay their last respects. The director's funeral will take place today.
C.V. Sasikumar was one of the popular directors in the industry. He made his directorial debut in the year 1992 with the film 'Unnai Vaazthi Paadugiren'. The film starred actors Parthiban, Mohini and Suman Ranganthan in the lead roles. ALSO READ:Etharkkum Thunindhavan: Pandiraj And Suriya Wrap The Shoot Of The Upcoming Blockbuster Tamil Movie
Later in 1996, he made 'Sengottai' that had Action King Arjun Sarja, Meena and Ramba in the lead. It also starred actor Chinni Jayanth. Both the films tanked at the box office and he later worked as a scriptwriter and collaborated with several directors in the past two decades. He is also known to have directed a few episodes of the popular serial 'Mahabharatham.'