Veteran director passes away
March 06, 2009

Veteran writer, actor and director Kovai Kathiroli passed away at his residence in Chennai on the 4th of March (Wednesday). He had been in poor health over the past month. He is survived by wife Rosy, son K.R. Selvaraj and daughters Victoria and Kaveri.

Kovai Kathiroli has more than 30 films to his credit including Deivam Pesuma, Annaiyin Aanai, Gangai Aval Kannukkul, Velichathukku Vanga and the famous

Kovai Kathiroli

Nagamalai Azhagi which featured M.R. Radha. He has also acted in many plays and portrayed historic characters like MGR, Periyar and Lenin on stage. He has been honored with the Kalaiselvam title by the Nadigar Sangam. His wife too is an acclaimed stage artiste while his son is currently a Nadigar Sangam office bearer.

The final rites were performed on the 5th of March (Thursday). Many famous names from Kollywood paid their last respects to the veteran director. Behindwoods mourns the demise of Sri. Kovai Kathiroli.

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