Malayalam director Sachy dies in Thrissur


Director and screenwriter Sachy breathed his last today at a private hospital in Thrissur, Kerala. On June 16, he suffered a cardiac arrest after undergoing a total hip replacement surgery.

KR Sachidanandan aka Sachy

KR Sachidanandan aka Sachy

Malayalam filmmaker and screenwriter KR Sachidanandan, popularly known as Sachy, breathed his last today (June 18) at the Jubilee Mission Hospital in Thrissur, Kerala. On June 16, the director suffered a cardiac arrest and was put on a ventilator.

Earlier this week, Sachy had undergone a total hip replacement surgery at another hospital. But, before his second surgery, he suffered a cardiac arrest and was shifted to the Jubilee Mission Hospital for further treatment.

On June 16, the Jubilee Mission Hospital issued a press statement explaining Sachy’s condition. The statement read, “He is being treated in the critical care unit with mechanical ventilation and other supportive measures. A multi disciplinary team is involved in his care. He is presently neurologically obtunded. CT Brain is suggestive of Hypoxic brain damage.”

According to multiple reports, Sachy breathed his last at around 9.30 pm on Thursday.

Screenwriter Sachy made his debut as a director with Anarkali in 2015. His last directorial project was Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Ayyappanum Koshiyum, which released early this year. The film went on to receive rave reviews from critics and audience alike.

Some of Sachy’s notable writing works include Run Babby Run, Raaleela, Driving Licence and Ayyappanum Koshiyum to name a few.

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