Indian movie-maker and chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation, Lenin Rajendran passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Monday, revealed a Kerala Minister. Iconic Malayalam filmmaker Lenin was an Indian film director and screenwriter who also served as the chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation from 2016 to January 2019.
According to the sources, 67-year-old Mazha director was under treatment for liver ailments at Apollo Hospital, Chennai, for the past three weeks.
State Minister for Culture and Cinema, A.K. Balan revealed the same. He said, "He directed 16 films. He always treaded a different path and that's what made him different. He was a known Left traveller that was evident in most of his pictures. His unexpected demise has come as a shock. The Malayalam film industry would miss him."
On a related note, Rajendran began his film career as an assistant to director P.A. Backer and directed his first film 'Venal' in 1982 and his last film was 'Edavappathy' in 2016. Lenin won five Kerala state film awards in his career.
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