National Award-winning editor TE Kishore has passed away on Friday, 6 March. After battling out for his life for the past few days, he breathed his last at a private hospital.
Kishore was just 32 and died at the Vijaya Hospital. He is survived by his parents. "Kishore was hospitalised few days ago after he suffered a brain stroke while working in a studio. He slipped into coma and failed to respond to the doctor's treatment," a family source told IANS.
He was taken into hospital on 5 March after he collapsed during a discussion with director Vetrimaran in a studio. Doctors discovered that Kishore had a clot in his brain and conducted a surgery. Unfortunately, it did not have much impact as he slipped into coma. On Friday, he was declared brain dead by doctors.
Kishore worked in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. His editing career kick-started as an assistant to editors like B Lenin and VT Vijayan. He turned full-time editor with "Eeram", which got him Vijay Award nomination for Best Editor, way back in 2009.
In the last five years, he worked in about 30 films in multiple languages. Kishore's talent was rewarded when he received National Award for his "Aadukalam" directed by Vetrimaran.
Other popular movies include "Prithvi" (Kannada), "Payanam", "Mappillai", "Kanchana", "Paradesi" and "Oggarane".
Meanwhile, his friends in the industry are deeply saddened by his untimely death. They have expressed their condolences on Twitter.
Arulnithi Tamilarasu Tweeted
#RIP Kishore ... We will all miss u ....
Heart crushing 2 know tat our National award winning Paradesi editor Kishore is no more.so so upset !!!!
Vignesh Shivan Wrote
#RIP editor Kishore sir !!!! Sad n shocking !! Unpredictable life :(
Sriya Reddy Wrote
#kishore rip huge loss to the film fraternity ...
Rest in peace Kishore. A brilliant editor, a gentle and kind soul. So unfair when the good die young. Gone too soon. Strength to the family.
RAAI LAXMI Posted
Sad to hear editor Kishore is no more he edited one of my super hit film (Kanchana) RIP my condolences n strength to the family.
Rest in peace editor kishore :( he was a kind beautiful human. Youngest national award winner for editing. Heart broken :(
Vidyu (Vidyullekha) Wrote
RIP National Award Winning Editor Kishore. So unfair.. So much talent gone too soon!!
So sorry to hear the passing away of Editor Kishore #tragic. My Heartfelt condolences to the Family. #RIP
Director Gaurav Posted
RIP - kishore. Best editor and a lovely human being.