Popular filmmaker KR Sachidanandan aka Sachy, who is known for directing Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Ayyappanum Koshiyum has passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 48. The filmmaker who underwent hip replacement was hospitalised in Thrissur. Om June 16, he suffered from cardiac arrest after giving anaesthesia ahead of his second surgery. It was reported that he also suffered hypoxic brain damage. Also Read – Gurdip Kohli is all praise for costar Shaheer Sheikh, says, ‘He is very hardworking, sincere and professional’ [EXCLUSIVE]
Shocked to hear the sudden demise of Sachy ettan. Indeed a big loss to Malayalam cinema. May his soul rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/sWy7Au3O6V
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) June 18, 2020
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) June 18, 2020
Just when I thought we finally had a scenarist who married good writing with the sensibilities of commercial film making, #Sachy has left us all too soon, leaving behind a large void among the finest writers of our industry. Thoughts and prayers with his family. Rest in peace.
— Govind Sreekumar (@thegovindspace) June 18, 2020
It’s not even a week I saw this fantastic movie #AyyappanumKoshiyum, googled its director and now he is no more! What the heck is going on??! #Sachy #OmShanti ????
— Chaitanya Mujumdar (@Chaitanya8464) June 18, 2020
His writing was so meticulous and fresh. He will truly be missed. A great loss for Malayalam. #Sachy pic.twitter.com/SbioiVHY7P
— Adlin Antony (@adlinantony) June 18, 2020
A few days back Jubilee Mission Medical College released a statement, which read, “Mr. Sachidanandan was received today early morning at Jubilee Mission Medical College from another hospital on 16th June 2020 after sustained a cardiac arrest, few hours post total hip replacement surgery. Currently he is being treated in critical care unit with mechanical ventilation and other supportive measures. A multidisciplinary team is involved in his care. He is presently neurologically obtunded. CT Brain is suggestive of Hypoxic Brain Damage. His recovery can be prognosticated only after 48-72 hours post insult.” Also Read – John Abraham to remake Malayalam action thriller Ayyappanum Koshiyum in Bollywood
Sachy was known for writing films like Chettayees, Ramaleela, Sherlock Toms and Driving Licence. KR Sachidanandan made his directorial debut in 2015 with Anarkali. Also Read – Sonam Kapoor Ahuja channels her inner Madhubala as she dresses up as Anarkali — view pic
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