[tps_footer]Popular Legendary journalist ‘Film News’ Anandan who was popularly known as the “walking encyclopedia” of Tamil cinema, passed away in Chennai on March 21 at 11 am due to age related illness. He died after a week getting admitted to the hospital, suffering from breathing problems.
Anandan received Y. Venkanna Clowdary’s “Kala Peedam” award for his tremendous contribution to Human Progress as a Film Historian. In 1991, the Tamil Nadu State Government awarded him with their highest honour in the title of Kalaimaamani.
‘Film News’ Anandan was popularly known for getting information regarding Kollywood. The entire Kollywood industry was in shock with the saddening news and took over their twitter handle to mourn his death. Many famous celebrities including Sarathkumar, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Sivakumar, Suriya, Vijaykanth, director Bala and others paid their last respect at his Mahalingapuram residence.