Veteran Art Director Angamuthu who was a prominent technician in many of the MGR films passed away today August 3 in Chennai. He was 81. He is survived by two sons and five daughters. All the daughters are married. One of his sons Shanmugam is serving as an art director and also as the treasurer of FEFSI.
AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa paid floral tributes to the late party functionary and consoled the members of Angamuthu’s family.
Angamuthu, who had served as the Member of the Tamil NaduLegislative The body was kept at his Nungambakkam residence for public homage. The funeral would take place today.
A staunch MGR loyalist, Angamuthu was one of the founding members of the AIADMK, when MGR floated the Party in the early 70s and had designed the party flag. He had also served as the Madras District President of the AIADMK.
He had worked as art director in more than 250 films. His popular films included MGR blockbluster ''Ulagum Sutrum Vaaliban'' in 1975 and ''Avan Pithana'' and ''Thanga Thambi'', in which eminent writer and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had penned the dialogues.
Angamuthu was also a film producer and have produced more than 10 films. He was also one of the founding members of FEFSI.
Angamuthu was instrumental in getting recognition for the Art directors, by founding the Art Directors Association and had served as its President for more than 15 years.
Giving the employees of the film fraternity a recognition, Angamuthu was also the founder of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and served as its Treasurer.