Tamil writer-director K. Subaash of ‘Chennai Express’ died at age of 57

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CHENNAI: Tamil writer-director K. Subaash died at the age of 57 at SRM Hospital on Thursday. He was best known for his film "Chennai Express" that featured Shahrukh Khan in the lead role.  

"He was suffering from kidney failure and was on dialysis for the last few years. He passed away this morning," a source said.

Subaash stepped into the industry as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in 1987 Tamil film "Nayagan" . Later he made his directorial debut with Prabhu-starrer "Kaliyugam". 

The director made a Tamil action film "Sathriyana” in 1990 that gained popularity.

Nearly 20 films of Hindi were directed by him. He directed film "Insan", which featured Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Esha Deol and Lara Dutta. 

He had also worked as Rajkumar Santoshi assistant on a few projects. Moreover, he directed famous films including "Sunday", "Entertainment" and "Housefull 3".