Another heartbreaking loss has been witnessed this year as veteran actor-director Manobala breathed his last at the age of 69.

Indeed, the news of Manobala’s demise has come as a shocker to one and all. Tributes and condolences started pouring in as soon as the news broke. Have a look at the tweets:

Manobala has been an integral part of the Tamil film industry since 1979!

He began his career as an assistant director to Bharathiraaja, and after gaining immense experience over the years, he donned the director's hat with the 1982 release Aagaya Gangai. Over the two decades that followed, Manobala has directed over 24 films, some of the most beloved being Oorkavalan (1987), Pillai Nilla (1985), and En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan (1989).

A true master of his craft, Manobala is a testament to the power of dedication and hard work. Rest in power, sir...

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