Lenin Rajendran, Malayalam Cinema's Seasoned Director, Passes Away at 67

Kareena Kusari |Jan 17, 2019

"He always treads a different path and that’s what made him different."

Lenin Rajendran
Lenin Rajendran.

Lenin Rajendran, 67, the seasoned producer and the Kerala State Film Development Corporation's chairman, passed away at a hospital clinic in Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai last Monday, a Minister of Kerala announced. He was treated for the liver disease during the preceding three weeks at Chennai's Apollo Hospital.

AK Balan, the State Minister for Culture and Cinema, always admires the talented director's "different path" and expresses his profound regret over Lenin's sudden departure. He told IANS.

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Additionally, Kerala's Managing Director, Deepa D Nair, told The News Minute that Lenin underwent a liver transplant a couple of weeks ago. However, he was unable to survive the illness. Deepa state

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Lenin Rajendran was born in 1951 and worked as a director and screenwriter in Malayalam cinema. He took over as Kerala State Film Development Corporation's chairman for 3 years from 2016 to present.

Starting his movie career as the director P.A. Backer's assistant, Lenin marked his directorial debut with 1982 Venal. The last movie which the audiences saw him as a director is 2016 Edavappathy.

In Lenin Rajendran's film-making career, he won various accolades with many movies including 1987 Swathi Thirunal, 1992 Daivathinte Vikrithikal, 1997 Kulam, and 2010 Makaramanju. Five of them were from Kerala State Film Awards.

Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala and Ramesh Chennithala, the Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, give their deep condolences to Lenin's death. The Chief Minister of Kerala stated.

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