Celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the death of K Balachander, legendary filmmaker of the Tamil Industry, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 84.

K Balachander gave breaks to noted actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Prakash Raj. Celebrities expressed their grief at the loss of a legendary figure on Twitter.

Duet actor Prakash Raj tweeted: Thank u kb sir for changing my life.. For the moments.. Learning n unlearning . I’m crying out loud in pain.. Will miss u my MAN.. Love uuuu

Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to know of d demise of K Balachander. A genius storyteller, his gems Ek Duje Ke Liye & Zara Si Zindagi will keep his legacy alive. RIP.

Ram Gopal Varma: Want to express my heartfelt grief for the passing away of K Balachander, the only true maverick and path breaking director of all time.

Ram Charan: My deepest condolence to Legendary director sri K.BALACHANDAR GARU family. May his soul rest in peace.

Lakshmi Manchu: K.Balachander sir RIP. You redefined cinema. You were one of the finest. A huge loss for the film industry.

Priyamani: Had the opportunity to see the man a lot of times…RIP K Balachander sir!!!!You will definitely be missed 🙁

Varu Sarathkumar: May his family find the strength to withstand this great loss.. RIP Balachander sir…u will indeed live on through ur amazing work.

Sundeep Kishan: 2014 pls end fast…you have caused enough grevience so far..RIP Balachander sir..you shall always Be loved,cherished and missed..

Sriya Reddy: Such a true legend! Saddened by the demise of Director K. Balachander sir. May his soul rest in peace…