Kishore TE, who died March 2015 at the age of 36, won the National Award for Best Editing in Vetrimaaran's "Visaranai" recently. But this honour has not brought any joy to his father Thyagarajan.
Speaking with the Times of India, Thyagarajan has shared his annoyance over the film industry not caring for them after his son's death. Except a few well-wishers from Kollywood, nobody has lent their helping hand to their family.
"What will I do with an award? My son has got nothing other than an award. This is his second award that he has earned for his hard work and passion. He struggled a lot to get to where he was, considering we are not from a filmi background. He never married because he dedicated his life to cinema, and what has cinema given in return? Absolutely nothing!" the daily quoted Thyagarajan as saying.
He recalled that Kishore TE and Dhanush used to hang out together and were best buddies. But the "Kolaveri Di" hitmaker did not even call them up after Kishore TE's death last year.
Thyagarajan also claimed that he had no clue with whom he could share his distress. However, there are some people who have helped them after his son died.
He revealed that Sivakarthikeyan paid Rs. 2 lakh and former Nadigar Sangam President Sarath Kumar had donated Rs. 1 lakh. He added that Vetrimaaran and Raghava Lawrence had also helped them a lot. But, Prakash Raj was yet to settle Rs. 3 lakh for the two films that Kishore TE had worked with him in.