Thiruvalla: Malayalam film producer and renowned chef Naushad passed away on Friday. He was 55.
He was admitted in a private hospital in Thiruvalla on Thursday after his health deteriorated.
Noushad has produced the Malayalam films Kaazhcha, Chattambinad, Best Actor, Lion, Payyanas, Spanish Masala.
Popularly known as 'Big Chef', Naushad owns a chain of restaurants called Naushad Big Chef (NBC) and a catering business.
He is survived by his 13-year old daughter Nashwa. His wife Sheeba Noushad passed away two weeks ago.
Filmmaker Blessy was Naushad's classmate and Naushad ventured into production with Blessy's directorial debut 'Kazhcha.'
Three years back, he suffered from abdomen related ailments and was being treated at Aster medcity, Kochi. Though he managed to come out of it, he later had many health related issues as well.
Condolences have started to pour in from a cross section of people from various fields, as anyone who has met him once, will never forget him.
His wife predeceased him early this month after suffering a cardiac arrest and he bid her goodbye remaining in the hospital bed.