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Updated: June 23, 2014 03:09 IST

Filmmaker dies in Singapore

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Ramanarayanan made a record-breaking 125 movies in nine Indian languages, in a career spanning 36 years
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Ramanarayanan made a record-breaking 125 movies in nine Indian languages, in a career spanning 36 years

Popular film director and producer Ramanarayanan, who directed a record-breaking 125 movies in nine Indian languages in a career spanning 36 years, died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Singapore on Sunday.

His mortal remains are expected to be brought to Chennai for final rites on Tuesday.

The prolific filmmaker made a name for himself making small-budget films, predominantly on devotional themes or stories in which animals played central roles.

Mr. Ramnarayanan was also at the helm of the Producers Council for several years.

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