Malayalam filmmaker Sachy dies at 48; Prithviraj Sukumaran condoles death of frequent collaborator

Sachy had undergone a hip replacement surgery, and a few hours post the operation, he suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the hospital.

FP Staff June 19, 2020 11:10:01 IST
Malayalam filmmaker Sachy dies at 48; Prithviraj Sukumaran condoles death of frequent collaborator

Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan conveyed their condolences over the demise of Malayalam screenwriter and director KR Sachidanandan, popularly known as Sachy, who passed away in Thrissur, Kerala on Thursday.

Sukumaran took to Twitter to offer his condolences.

Below is his tweet

Pinarayi Vijayan said that due to the untimely demise of Sachy, Malayalam cinema has lost a talented artist.

Here is Vijayan's post

സച്ചിയുടെ അകാല വിയോഗത്തോടെ മലയാള സിനിമയ്ക്ക് പ്രതിഭാശാലിയായ കലാകാരനെയാണ് നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്. മലയാളത്തിലെ...

Posted by Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sachy, who was 48 years old, died of a cardiac arrest. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Thrissur.

Sachy had undergone a hip replacement surgery and a few hours post the operation, he suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the hospital.

He directed Sukumaran-starrer Ayyappannum Koshiyum recently, which became a hit and won much applause for its unique narrative and portrait of a police officer played by actor Biju Menon.
A theatre artist, Sachy made his directorial debut with Anarkali, also starring Sukumaran. His collaboration with writer Sethu produced popular movies such as Chocolate (2007), Robinhood (2009), Makeup Man (2011) and Seniors (2012).

(With inputs from Asian News International)

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