Chennai: Tamil film producer Swaminathan of Lakshmi Movie Makers passed away today due to coronavirus in a private hospital.
Swaminathan along with K Muralidharan and G Venugopal had produced movies such as Aranmanai Kili, Mr Madras, Unnarugey Naanirundhaal, Ullam Kollai Poguthey, Anbe Sivam, Pudhupettai, Vallavan and Silambattam.
His son Ashvin Raja has acted in Kumki. Swaminathan has made cameo appearances in his own movies.
Swaminathan is the first person in Tamil film industry to lose his life due to Covid 19.