'Sufiyum Sujatayum' director Shanavas passes away

Kochi: Malayalam director Naranipuzha Shanavas passed away on Wednesday.

Shanavas was undergoing treatment since last week KG Hospital in Coimbatore. He was being monitored in the critical care unit after he went into cardiogenic shock. A cardiogenic shock is most often caused by a severe heart attack.

He passed away on Wednesday morning following brain haemorrhage.

Shanavas was reportedly in Palakkad's Attapadi for shooting his upcoming film when the incident happened.

Shanavas’s Sufiyum Sujathayum was the first Malayalam film to directly release on OTT platform Amazon Prime Video after theatres across the country shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The film which was released on July 3 starred Aditi Rao Hydari, Jayasurya and Dev Mohan in the lead.

Shanavas made his directorial debut with Karie released in 2015.

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