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Story first published: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 12:16 [IST]
Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer Balu Mahendran. Born and brought up in Sri Lanka passed away today at a private hospital in Chennai. He started his film career as director through Kokila, a Kannada film.