R.Raghuram, popularly known as 'Raghuram master, passed away due to a heart attack on 30th November 2013. The man, aged 64 is undoubtedly a veteran choreographer in the Tamil industry and his demise is a huge loss to the industry.
Grandson of Tamil Film director K. Subramaniam, he made his debut as a child artist in the movie 'Padikaatha methai'. Trained in Kathakali, Kuchipudi and Bharathanatyam and that too at a very tender age, Raghuram was a undoubtedly a born dancer.
If you loved the dance steps in movies like 'Salangai Oli' and 'Punnagai Mannan', well, the credit goes to Raghuram master, the man behind making many feet tap to tune. Raghuram master has also choreographed for hindi movies like 'Ek Dhuje Ke Liye'. MGR's popular movie 'Anbe Va' is also one classic and Raghuram was an Assistant choreographer for this movie.The man whose career spanned for 50 years in the industry, recently even worked for an upcoming flick 'Kaaviya Thalaivan'.
His interest and knowledge in the film industry knows no bounds as he went on to even produce and direct movies. Popular ones include 'Vishwanathan Velai Vendum' and 'Uruvangal Maaralam'. He even made the superstar act in a Bengali film titled 'Bhagya Debata'.Raghuram himself has also acted in well known movies like 'Aruna Giri Nadhar' and 'Thirumalai Deivam'. Infact 'Aruna Giri Nadhar' was a major break for Raghuram although it was his debut project as a choreographer. The new generation would have seen his acting in 'Dasavatharam' which released a few years back.