Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander's Funeral

Updated: December 25, 2014 14:44 IST

Legendary Tamil filmmaker K Balachander was cremated in Chennai on December 24 amid members from film fraternity and thousands of his fans.

Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Legendary Tamil filmmaker K Balachander was cremated in Chennai on December 24 amid members from film fraternity and thousands of his fans. Mr Balachander's funeral procession, which began at around 2 pm in a flower-bedecked vehicle from his residence, ended at the Besant Nagar crematorium.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Rajinikanth, who referred to Mr Balachander as his "friend, philosopher and guide", came to pay his final respects to the filmmaker.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
He was accompanied by his wife Latha Rajinikanth.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
DMK chief M Karunanidhi also came to bid adieu to Mr Balachander.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Actor-politician Vijayakanth, who is the leader of Tamil Nadu's DMDK party, was also in attendance.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
National Award winning actor Prakash Raj, who is also one of Mr Balachander's many proteges, made it to the funeral.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Actor Sharath Babu, whose breakthrough film Nizhal Nijamagiradhu was directed by Mr Balachander, came to pay his final respects to the late filmmaker.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Director Priyadarshan came at be part of Mr Balachander's final journey.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Actor-filmmaker T Rajendar was in attendance.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Tamil actor Satya Raj was spotted at the funeral.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Tamil actor Jeeva attended Mr Balachander's funeral.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Actor Mansoor Ali Khan was in attendance.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Kolaveri Di music Anirudh was spotted at the funeral.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Actor Director Samuthirakani at Mr Balachander's funeral.
Rajinikanth, Karunanidhi, Prakash Raj at K Balachander\'s Funeral
Actress Nirosha Ramki was also a part of the funeral procession.

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