Aaptha Rakshaka and Aaptha Mithra director P.Vasu's father Peethambharam is dead. He was a Veteran make-up artist turned producer of the South Indian film industry. Peethambaram passed away this evening (Monday, February 21, 2011) at his residence in Chennai. Peethambaram was personal make-up artiste to legendary NTR and he worked with him for almost 41 years. Later he also turned to production and produced blockbusters like Yugandhar (remake of Hindi hit, Don) with NTR.
Incidentally Peethambaram was also a make up man of legendary actors MGR and Sivaji Ganeshan also. Dr. Raj Kumar was fondly remembering Peethambaram's passion for make up work.
90 year old Peethambaram was suffering from age related ailments. P Vasu, director of several hits like Chandramukhi and Aaptha Rakshaka always remembered his father and was telling many times that his father wasa great influence in his life.