National Award-winning Tamil director SP Jananathan passed away on Sunday. He was 61. The exact cause of his death has not been revealed but it has been reported that Jananathan was found unconscious at his home on Thursday, after which he was admitted to a hospital in Chennai and doctors called him critically ill. However, he died due to a cardiac arrest on Sunday.
Several celebs like Shruti Haasan, D.Imman, Mohan Raja, Vijay Sethupathi, PC Sreeram, Pa Ranjith, Karthika Nair, Aishwarya Rajesh,Gaurav Narayanan, Venkat Prabhu, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Rajesh M, Viveka and others paid tribute to the director. Check out their posts below:
Love u sir pic.twitter.com/FTfNVsFZnT
— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) March 14, 2021
It is with the heaviest Heart that We say good bye to #SPJananathan sir - it was a pleasure working with you sir Thankyou for your wisdom and kind words you will always be in my thoughts ! My deepest condolences to his family pic.twitter.com/Ox1Ag0EEYE
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) March 14, 2021
Very sad & shocked to hear the passing away of one of the finest filmmakers #SPJhananathan sir. Unbelievable & unfortunate. Rest in peace Jhana sir. Will miss your warmth & friendliness pic.twitter.com/1uNgxqzbOb
— Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) March 14, 2021
— Arya (@arya_offl) March 14, 2021
Your films will remembered as it reflected your conviction towards society .
May your soul rest in peace .
— pcsreeramISC (@pcsreeram) March 14, 2021
, , “ ” .SP . !! pic.twitter.com/IxAxmO5OWy
— pa.ranjith (@beemji) March 14, 2021
I consider every director I worked with my Guru, Jhana sir holds a special place in my heart. Blessed to have been a part of his journey. Can't believe he is gone #RIPSPJananathan Sir
Please pray for his soul.
Forever his Kuyili. pic.twitter.com/adOA874Mgk
— Karthika Nair (@KarthikaNair9) March 14, 2021
— aishwarya rajesh (@aishu_dil) March 14, 2021
So heartbreaking this is..
RIP #SPJananathan sir..
Such an inspiration to me n many
A great soul to be remembered always
— Mohan Raja (@jayam_mohanraja) March 14, 2021
— Gaurav narayanan (@gauravnarayanan) March 14, 2021
Rip #SPJananathan sir
— Shanthnu Buddy (@imKBRshanthnu) March 14, 2021
Shocking #RIPSPJananathan my deepest condolences to family and friends
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) March 14, 2021
#RIPSPJananathan Sir....May his soul rest in peace....
— Rajesh M (@rajeshmdirector) March 14, 2021
— Viveka Lyricist (@Viveka_Lyrics) March 14, 2021
#Laabam director #SPJananathan , is no more... Incidentally he passed away on the death anniversary of social revolutionary #KarlMarx , who was his role model.We miss you sir.#RIP pic.twitter.com/Zl8qF0mokD
— D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) March 14, 2021
He was known for directing films like Peranmai and Iyarkai, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. He was recently working on Laabam that stars Vijay Sethupathi, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Sai Dhanshika and Kalaiyarasan.