KOCHI: Filmmaker Sasi Shankar died at the age of 58 on Wednesday in Kochi.
Sasi Shankar was found dead in a bad health condition at his residence at Pancode, near Kolanchery, on Wednesday morning. He received various national awards for the best film on social issues.
According to his relatives, Sasi Shankar, a diabetic, collapsed in the morning and was soon shifted to private hospital in Kolenchery, where he was declared brought dead.
"He returned from Kozhikode on Monday and had held talks with his associates regarding the new venture on Tuesday. He had been suffering from ailments related to diabetes," said Sreekumar, brother-in-law of Sasi Shankar.
He added, "Sasi was at his home at Pancode near Puthenkurish. At around 9.30am on Wednesday morning he suddenly collapsed. Though we took him to the hospital he died before reaching there.”
For Movie “Narayam” which came out in 1993, for which he received national award as well as huge appreciation in Kerala.
On Thursday, his body was brought to his residence at 9 am.