Popular filmmaker director Shankar's mother S. Muthulakshmi has passed away yesterday due to old-age related ailments.

Mdm Muthulakshmi was 88 years old at the time of her passing and condolence messages have been pouring in for the director from the Kollywood fraternity.

In an interview, the director revealed that he's very close to his mother and she's always been proud of him for his achievements in the movie industry.

Our deepest condolences to Shankar and his family. May her soul rest in peace.