Breaking: Vijay's Vettaikaran director Babu Sivan dead

Babu Sivan, who directed Vijay’s action film Vettaikaran in 2009, is no more. The filmmaker had also worked as a writer on the star’s Kuruvi, and was part of the story discussion team of his Bairavaa.

Confirming the unfortunate news, a source close to him tells us, “His two daughters had took up the NEET exam on Sunday, and his wife had gone along with them, leaving him alone in their house. On their return, they found him unconscious and rushed him to a hospital in Tambaram. But since that was a COVID-19 facility, he could not be admitted there and he was taken to another hospital, a private one, where he was treated. Even though he had directed a Vijay film, Babu Sivan’s career had not taken off, so his finances were low. So, on Monday, his family then shifted him to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital, where doctors told them that he was having problems with his lungs, liver and kidneys. The director had not realised that he had such problems, and had on earlier occasions brushed them away as mild discomfort. A dialysis was suggested by the doctors as his kidneys were failing, and it happened this morning. But unfortunately, that did not help his recovery and he passed away while still in an unconscious state.”

The source adds that Babu Sivan did not test positive for COVID-19.

Babu Sivan was 54, and is survived by his wife and two daughters.