Kollywood is saddened with yet another loss as the award-winning veteran cinematographer cum director Sivan has breathed his last at the age of 89 due to cardiac arrest.

Sivan is the father of prominent cinematographer Santosh Sivan, and has won three national awards for his works. He was a noted news journalist post-independence and the first government press photographer in Travancore and Thiru-Kochi.

Director Sivan also started the 'Sivan Studios' in 1959, and his son Santosh also released a documentary titled 'Sivanayam' about his father who is one of the veteran artists in the film industry.

Our deepest condolences to cinematographer Sivan's loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.