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Profile of Director K.Somu:



12-6-1917 - 1-8-1994


Date of Birth12th June, 1917
Place of BirthPazhani (Palani)
Father's Name K. Kandaswamy Pillai
Father's ProfessionBanker
Mother's NameChandrapurnam Ammal
1924 to 1935Studied in Palani and Udumalaipet Municipal Schools Member of Udumalaipet District Hockey and Cricket Teams
1935 to 1940 Acting and Directing Amateur Dramas
1940 to 1943Indian Army Ordinance Corps - Supervisor
1943 to 1948Revenue Inspector at Udumalaipet Municipality
1944 Married S.Pattu aka Parvathi hailing from Nangavaram, Trichy daughter of Veerasami Pillai, agent of Nangavaram Zamin.
1948 to 1953 Assisstant Director for 23 films in Thamizh, Telugu, English, Kannada and Sinhalese at Modern Theatres, Salem
Assisstant Director to T.R. Sundaram, Ellis R. Duncan, William Berk, Acharya, R.S. Mani
1954 to 1967 Directed 15 Films
1961The film Aasthikku Oru Aanum Aasaikku Oru Pennum, produced by Dhinakaran Pictures got censored and cleared for release. But due to distribution reasons it was not released.
The Hero of the film was Prem Nazir and Heroine M.N. Rajam
1967 to 1984Directed 23 historical, religious and social films. Due to various reasons including financial, none of them got released.
14-4-1990Received Kalaimamani Award from the Governor of Thamizh Nadu Padinjarethalakal Cherian Alexander and Chief Minsiter M. Karunanidhi.
1-8-1994On Monday Adi Krithigai day, prayed at Vadapalani temple in the morning and breathed his last in the evening while sleeping.
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