Veteran Malayalam filmmaker Lenin Rajendran passes away
Popular Malayalam filmmaker Lenin Rajendran, who was undergoing treatment for liver related diseases, passes away at Apollo Hospital in Chennai on January 14. He was 67. He was the chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation from 2016 to January 2019. Rajendran, who started his cinema career as an assistant to director P. A. Backer, has made his directorial debut with the 1982 movie Venal.
Later he has directed movies like Meenamasathile Sooryan, Swathi Thirunal, Mazha, Rathri Mazha, Makaramanju, etc. and won the Kerala State Film Award for best director for the film Rathri Mazha. His last directorial venture was Edavappathy, released in 2016. He is survived by wife Dr Ramani, daughter Parvathy and son Gauthaman.