Chennai: Renowned Tamil film producer J. Mahendran (J. Mahendran) died at his residence on Tuesday. He was 79 years old. He is known for producing many memorable films with superstar Rajinikanth. According to his publicist, Mahendran was seriously ill, and he was undergoing treatment in Apollo Hospital for more than a week. They were brought home on Monday night.

The publicist told IANS, “He passed away at his residence this morning. He was brought home from the hospital last evening after a week of treatment. He will be cremated here this evening.”

Mahendran was the script writer before turning to directing. His first directed film, Mullum Malarum (1978), was a huge hit. In the film, Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu and Sobha were in the lead roles.

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