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KS Setumadhavan

Veteran film director KS Sethumadhavan, who won 10 National and nine Kerala State Film Awards, passed away in Chennai on Friday, industry sources said. Born in Palakkad in 1931, the 90-year-old bid adieu to his film career in the mid-90s, after which he led a retired life in Chennai. Sethumadhavan started his film career in the late 50s, when he worked in L.V. Worked as an assistant to former stalwarts like Prasad and Sundar Rao.

Sethumadhavan became an independent film director in 1960 when he directed a Sinhalese film and there was no looking back. He directed around 70 films, mostly Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and the hit Hindi film ‘Julie’ in 1975.

Some of his most popular films include ‘Odayil Ninnu’, ‘Dahm’, ‘Sthanarthi Saramma’, ‘Kuttukudumbam’, ‘Vajve Mayyam’, ‘Aranjika Neram’, ‘Anubhavangal Palichkal’, ‘Chattakari’, ‘Oppol’, ‘Marupakkam’. Are included. , are included. ,

Actor Mammootty first acted as a junior artiste in Sethumadhavan’s hit film Anubhavangal Palichkal in 1971. Actors Kamal Haasan and Suresh Gopi also made their screen debut under Master Shilpkar.

In 2009, he was awarded the Jesse Daniel Award, the highest state award in films, for his outstanding career and contribution to the film industry.

Condoling the demise of Sethumadhavan, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the film industry has lost an iconic figure whose works are appreciated by all and even though he settled in Chennai, he has always been a part of the state. are part. remained closely associated with and maintained a strong relationship.

The last rites will be performed in Chennai later in the day.