Chennai: Tamil writer-director K. Subaash, best known for penning superstar Shahrukh Khan starrer ‘Chennai Express’, breathed his last on Wednesday at SRM hospital.
“He was suffering from kidney failure and was on dialysis for the last few years. He passed away this morning,” a source from the industry told IANS.
Subaash started his career as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in 1987 Tamil film ‘Nayagan’, and a year later he made his directorial debut with Prabhu-starrer ‘Kaliyugam’.
In 1990, he directed Vijayakanth-starrer Tamil actioner Sathriyana, a blockbuster which earned him immense popularity.
He directed nearly 20 films with last one being 2005 Hindi actioner ‘Insan’, which featured Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar , Esha Deol and Lara Dutta. 
He had also assisted Rajkumar Santoshi on a few projects.