Ashok Kumar, the popular director and cinematographer of the Tamil film industry has been hospitalized due to illness. He was admitted to the SRM Hospital, Chennai but the doctors have not declared his condition to be stable. He is the director of the romantic entertainer Abhinandana staring Karthik and Shobana. It was a super hit of all times and the songs are still remembered by many. He has also won a National award for the movie ‘”Nenjathai Killathe’ in 1980. He has also been the cinematographer for had Prashanth and Aishwarya Rai starer “Jeans”, which was produced by Shankar. He has been a cinematographer for more than 100 Telugu and Tamil films.