The well-known Malayalam film scriptwriter TA Razzaq, who died on Monday, was laid to rest with full state honours on Tuesday. The 58-year-old writer passed away at a private hospital in Kochi while undergoing treatment for some ailment, hospital sources said.
Razaaq’s body was buried at a mosque here with hundreds paying tributes when the mortal remains were brought.
The body was first taken to Kozhikode, where actors Mammootty, Mohanlal, Manoj K Jayan and film directors Kamal and Sibi Malayil, among others, paid their last respects and then brought to his home town Kondotty in Malappuram district.
Razzaq, who started his career with Vishnulokam in 1991 in which Mohanlal and Uravashi had essayed memorable roles, went on to work for around 30 films, in the area of scripts, story and dialogue.
A recipient of the Kerala state film award for best story for the much acclaimed Kamal movie Perumazhakkalam in 2004, he had won the state award for best story for Aayirathil Oruvan, directed by Sibi Malayil in 2002.
He also received the state award for the best story and screenplay for Kanakinnavu in 1996.
Vishnulokam, Naadodo, Bhoomigeetham and Gazal were among the films for which he wrote the screenplays, which struck a chord among the movie buffs.
Sukamayeeirukattae, released this year, was the last film for which he penned the script.