Veteran actor Sivakumar paid his final respects to Late Writer Balakumaran. Aftermath, he addressed media and press saying, “Mother has been the basic inspiration behind all his writings. All his works would project the challenges and pains faced by a middle class women and how the society has looked upon them. Writing 150 novels isn’t an easy thing.
The magazines like Ananda Vikatan, Kalki and Kumudham have been great support to his writing spree. His passion for the cinema right from his childhood has been unconditional. He has rendering his writing for the top hit movies like Rajinikanth’s Baasha, Kamal Haasan’s Guna, Nayagan, Shankar’s Jeans, Gentleman and many more. He got into spirituality during the age of 45 and his life took a change abruptly in a new dimension.
He has done his duties as a family head responsibly. Only his body is mortal, but his soul is immortal, which will be born again through his daughter Gowri and son Suriya.”
“Balakumaran will exist immortally until the last copy of his books exist” – Nassar
Actor Nasser has always shared an unconditional bonding with writer Balakumaran. While paying final respects to the versatile writer, he said, “I met Balakumaran for the first time on the shooting sets of my first film. From then, we had been regularly discussing about many things.
Especially, after reading his books, I would have lots to discuss with him. He would always say, “An individual becomes a better actor when he gets well versed with literature and human values. I am so happy that I got an opportunity to speak the dialogues he wrote for me in Nayagan.
It doesn’t matter how many years he lived, but the pages he wrote. I am sure that till the last print of his books and last print of Nayagan exists, he will be immortal in this world and in us.”
“My dreams remain unfulfilled without working with Balakumaran sir” – Lingusamy
Director Lingusamy was one among the Kollywood celebrities, who made his final respect to writer Balakumaran. Speaking to media on this occasion, he said, “I am a huge fan of Balakumaran sir. I have always admired the way directors Vasantha Balan and Balaji Sakthivel who were assisting Shankar during ‘Gentleman’ days would tell me how engrossing his narration would be. He has seen a wide range generation of filmmakers till Selvaraghavan, which is phenomenal.
Yesterday, I happened to hear him say in one of his interviews – “Everyone does hard work, but that alone wouldn’t offer success. Will Power and Passion will let them succeed.”
There have been times, where all the days in a week would carry his stories in newspapers and magazines. His spirituality is immense. I am sad that my dreams remain unfulfilled without working with Balakumaran sir. May his soul Rest in Peace.”