Producer of Pasamalar (Acted by Sivaji Ganesan) and Kungumam movie Passed Away ,
Mr. K.Mohanakrishnan(Also called as ‘Pasamalar’ Mohan) aged 89 expired on 24.8.2014 at his residence. His father was The famous Magistrate and Manager of ‘Prabhat Talkies’ Mr.T.Kannabiran, Purasaiwalkam. He is the founder of the famous ‘The Mohan Arts’ which is operating since 1951 (Cine Banner/Cutout company). It is one of the oldest and also the famous company in this field and its known for its tallest cut-outs. His 80 feet cutout for the movie ‘Vannangamudi’ at the year 1952 was a masterpiece in south India and won various appreciations during those time. His cutouts of Queen Elizabeth during her period of visit to Chennai attracted the entire city and the queen herself thanked and appreciated him personally . His works for his idol ‘Gandhi’ – Movie throughout India got the entire nations attention towards him. He got a new definition for the art and painting in India. He was one of the best friends of Sivaji Ganesan right from his early career , Their friendship was popular and well known to all cinema industry people. Actor Sivakumar started his art career under his guidance and in his company. He was also close associated to many other film personalities. He was also an art director and won various awards state wise and nationally for his excellence, specifically ‘Vikas Ratna’ presented by the Government of India for the field of art. He has won consecutive awards for the category ‘publicity’ by all the state cinema award function. He was blessed with 5 sons and 3 daughters with 13 Grandchildren. His wife expired 3 years ago.
His sons Mr.Harinath Kumar and Mr.Narendran are still taking care of the company with the name ‘Mohan Arts Digital’ which creates flex banners.
This Legacy and the Legend of the ‘Art Filed’ and Purasaiwalkam area for a period of 89 years has come to an end.
His last ceremony took place at his residence at Purasaiwalkam on 25-8-14.