Legendary director K Balachander has breathed his last today. Mr Balachander was suffering from illness for some time and he has been undergoing treatment in Kaveri Hospital, Chennai. Balachander is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Indian cinema. He has introduced Superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan to the industry and Balachander directed more than 100 films. Balachander has won 9 national awards, Dada Saheb Phalke award, ANR National award, Kalaimamani and Padma Shri awards. Entire Tamil film fraternity have started to visit Balachander’s residence in Chennai. Star heroes from Tollywood and Bollywood are likely to visit Chennai tomorrow to see Balachander for one last time.