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Suryangu Chandrangu
by K S L Swamy
K S L Swamy (1938 to 2015) was an Indian film director and singer. Kikkeri Shamanna Lakshminarasimha Swamy was born on February 21st 1939 in Kikkeri, in the then Kingdom of Mysore, in what was British India (geographically southern India in modern times). He entered cinema at an early age as an assistant to popular directors of the era, such as G V Iyer and M R Vittal, also developing with them as a singer. He debuted as a film director himself with the 1966 film, "Thoogudeepa", and his other films (like "Gandhinagara" in 1968, "Bhagya Jyothi" in 1975 and "Malaya Marutha" in 1986) proved very successful. His 1989 film "Jamboo Savari" won the 'National Film Award for Best Children's Film' at the "37th National Film Awards". Swamy was a close associate of the late director Puttanna Kanagal, and posthumously completed two of his commenced films – "Masanada Hoovu" (1984) and the long-delayed "Saavira Mettilu", which eventually came out in 2006. As recognition for his contribution to cinema, he was awarded the "Dr B Saroja Devi National Award" in 2013. As a singer, he was well-known for the songs "Ille Swarga Ille Naraka" (from the movie "Naagara Hole") and "Suryangu Chandrangu" (from the movie "Shubhamangala", and featured here). He was married to B V Radha, a former actress. K S L Swamy died on October 20th 2015 in Bangalore due to respiratory complications, aged 76. http://www.chitraloka.com/flash-back/12449-veteran-director-ksl-swamy-no-more.html
1938 - 2015 - India
Posted: 31st October 2015
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