National Award-winning choreographer K. Sivasankar passes away due to COVID-19, Sonu Sood says 'tried our best to save him'


National Award-winning choreographer K. Sivasankar succumbed to COVID-19 at a hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. He was 72 years old. The veteran choreographer's son has also tested positive for the virus and is said to be undergoing treatment. 

Sonu Sood mourned the demise of K. Sivasankar. The actor-philanthropist had extended his support to the family of the choreographer and volunteered to pay the medical bills. Sonu tweeted, "Heartbroken to hear about the demise of Shiv Shankar masterji. Tried our best to save him but God had different plans. Will always miss you masterji. May almighty give strength to the family to bear this loss. Cinema will always miss u sir."

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SS Rajamouli, who worked with K. Sivasankar in Bahubali: The Beginning and Magadheera, tweeted, "Sad to know that renowned choreographer Shiva Shankar Master garu has passed away. Working with him for Magadheera was a memorable experience. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to his family."

Khushbu Sundar wrote, "We have lost a great talent today. Choreographer #Shivshankar master. Have done dozens of songs with him. I use to specifically ask for him to Choreograph songs which had masti, romance and dance. You will be missed Master ji. #OmShanti #RIP"

Prabhudeva mourned the veteran choreographer's demise and said, "Heartbroken to hear about the demise of Shiv Shankar masterji. Deepest condolences, May his soul Rest In Peace #RipshivaShankarmasterji."

Apart from Sonu, Dhanush reportedly extended help and support to the family of K. Sivasankar.

(Source: Twitter)