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Filmmaker KR Mohanan, ‘who brought laurels to Malayalam film industry’, dies at 69

KR Mohanan, whose prominent films include Ashwathama (1978), Purushartham (1987) and Swaroopam (1992), died at 69.

regional movies Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:12 IST
Mohanan’s prominent films include Ashwathama (1978), Purushartham (1987) and Swaroopam (1992).
Mohanan’s prominent films include Ashwathama (1978), Purushartham (1987) and Swaroopam (1992).

Noted filmmaker KR Mohanan died in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, his family said. He was 69.

Mohanan was ailing for a month. He breathed his last at a private hospital.

His prominent films include Ashwathama (1978), Purushartham (1987) and Swaroopam (1992). He was also an accomplished documentarian.

A graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Mohanan played a key role in setting up the CPI-M-backed Kairali TV in the nineties and also headed the programme division of the channel during its formative period.

He also headed the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Mohanan had brought laurels to the Malayalam film industry.

His last rites will be held in his home district Thrissur on Monday.

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