The veteran was ailing since his last surgery eight years ago
TN Narasimhan, producer of popular serial Malgudi Days, passed away on July 26 at his Tata Silk House residence in Bangalore. He was 86. The producer wasn’t keeping well for quite some time. He had undergone a surgery eight years ago and since then was unwell. His last rites were performed in Bangalore and were attended by family and friends.
Narasimhan played an important role in creating international presence for Indian teleserials, children’s movies and films. In 1985, he produced a TV serial Malgudi Days based on RK Narayan’s book. The series was directed by Kannada director and actor Anant Nag who also starred in it. Thirty-nine episodes of Malgudi Days were telecast on the national channel Doordarshan and became very popular. Later, the series was aired on Sony Entertainment as well.