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
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.
പ്രശസ്ത ചലച്ചിത്ര സംവിധായകനും തിരക്കഥാകൃത്തുമായ കെ. ആർ മോഹനന്റെ നിര്യാണത്തിൽ അനുശോചിക്കുന്നു.— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) June 25, 2017
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His last rites will be held in his home district Thrissur on Monday.
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First Published: Jun 25, 2017 20:11 IST