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Art director Milan Fernandes succumbs to heart attack in Azerbaijan

The shooting of Ajith starrer VidaaMuyarchi, directed by Magizh Thirumeni and produced by Lyca Productions is currently underway in Azerbaijan.

Art director Milan Fernandes succumbs to heart attack in Azerbaijan

Actor Ajith and Art director Milan

CHENNAI: Tamil cinema’s renowned art director and production designer, Milan Fernandes passed away due to heart attack in Azerbaijan on Sunday morning. He was working in Ajith’s 'VidaaMuyarchi' in Baku.

Reportedly, he was on his way to the sets when he suffered a heart attack. He was 54. The team has been camping in the Central Asian city for the last 10 days and was planning to shoot in the country for the next 40 days before shifting to Abu Dhabi.

Having started his career as an assistant to Sabu Cyril in films such as 'Red' and 'Villain', he has worked in over 30 films so far.

Sources say that formalities are underway to fly Milan’s body to Chennai.

The news of Milan’s passing away has saddened the Tamil cinema industry and condolences have started pouring in from several quarters.

He is survived by his wife, Maria, and a son, who was assisting him on VidaaMuyarchi sets. We hear that Maria is en route to Baku.

Art director and production designer Milan Fernandes (Image by Ajith Kumar)

“Ajith along with director Magizh Thirumeni and the production team rushed to the hospital and were monitoring the situation. The team is also in touch with Milan’s family,” said a source.

Milan is known for his frequent collaborations with Ajith in films such as 'Billa', 'Aegan', 'Vedalam' and 'Vivegam'. Milan’s latest work includes 'Pathu Thala', 'Thunivu', 'Annaatthe, and Suriya’s upcoming period film, 'Kanguva'.

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