K.Balachander who has received Dadhasaheb Phalke award for film making was admitted in private hospital at Chennai for suffering from high fever and age related health issues. He is an 84 year old director and producer has been undergoing treatment at Kaveri hospital since December 3, hospital sources said. “He is being treated at our hospital now. At present he is stable and all necessary treatments are being given.
Balachander, a recipient of several awards, including Dadha Saheb Phalke Award, is known as one of the trendsetters in Indian cinema.
Balachander who was earlier a government servant, later forayed into theatre were he carved a niche for himself. He started his journey in films by penning dialogues before finally moving to direction.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth visited the hospital and enquired about the director’s health.
Balachander is credited with discovering actors like Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.