Veteran Malayalam filmmaker K G George no more

K G George. File photo

Kochi: Renowned Malayalam filmmaker K G George passed away at an old age home in Kakkanad here on Sunday. He was 77. 

He is survived by his wife singer Selma George, daughter Thara and son Arun.

The veteran director was under treatment after suffering a stroke five years ago.

His last rites will be held on Tuesday. His wife and son Arun are in Goa and daughter is in abroad, said the old age home authority.

According to reports, he was under treatment for stroke.

He won the national film award for best feature film in Malayalam for his debut movie 'Swapnadanam' in 1975.

Kerala government honoured him with J C Daniel Award, the highest award for contributions to Malayalam cinema in 2015.

The legend directed 19 movies in his career spanning over two decades. With his brilliance, he contributed exceptional movies to the Malayalam film industry. After starting his career as an assistant to veteran director Ramu Kariat, he explored filmmaking in various genres including crime.

His popular works include 'Ulkkadal' (1979),  Mela (1980), Yavanika (1982), Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback (1983), Adaminte Vaariyellu (1983), Panchavadi Palam (1984), Irakal (1986), and Mattoral (1988).

He was one among the directors who established new school of film making in Malayalam Cinema.  'Elavamkodu Desam' released in 1998 was his last movie.

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