South Indian movie producer K Raja Gopal aka KRG passed away on Tuesday at 10 pm at his residence in T Nagar in Chennai. He was 73.
K Raja Gopal has been undergoing treatment for intestinal disease since the past few days and is survived by his wife Santha and children, the late KR Gagadharan and Radhamani.
K Raja Gopal was the son of Kesavan Pillai of Mannarkad, Mailakode near Palakkad. His funeral took place on Wednesday evening at Kannamampetta in Chennai.
The producer boasts of having produced almost seventy movies in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. Some of the movies made under the banner of KRG Intenational Film Corporation include Neelagiri, Mrigaya, Sangham, Lal Salam, Vadakku Nokki Yanthram, Varavelppu and Oliyambukal. The last movie produced by KRG was Mayookham of Hariharan in 2005. Mamta Mohandas made her debut with this film.
Raja Gopal began his career by producing Tamil movies in the seventies. He even produced movies of Sivaji Ganesan, Rajani Kanth, Kamal Hassan and Ilayathalapathy Vijay. The acclaimed producer also received Kalai Mamani Puraskar from Tamil Nadu Government.