K Balachander, who passed away recently, was a famous film director and producer in which language?

Kailasam Balachander was an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who worked mainly in the Tamil film industry. Balachander had won nine National Film Awards and multiple Filmfare Awards. He was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, in 1987, and is a recipient of the ANR National Award and Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in cinema. K. Balachander is revered as one of the best directors India has ever produced.