- I V Sasi died in Chennai on Tuesday
- The Malayalam filmmaker was 69
- I V Sasi is survived by his wife, actress Seema, and two children
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan shared his condolences: "CM expressed his heartfelt condolences over the demise of the renowned Malayalam filmmaker I.V. Sasi."
CM expressed his heartfelt condolences over the demise of the renowned Malayalam filmmaker I. V. Sasi. pic.twitter.com/9bW4hk85UK— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) October 24, 2017
Sad to hear abt the passing away of film maker I.V.Sasi, hav worked with this dynamic director.Sympathies 2his wife Actress Seema &kids.— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) October 24, 2017
I V Sasi's made his debut as a director with 1975's Malayalam movie Ulsavam and some 19 movies later, made Avalude Ravukal, which remains categorised under World Cinema as a classic, and has been remade in several times including a remake in Hindi. In a career spanning over three decades, I V Sasi is known to have directed over 150 movies.
Some of his best works include Aalkkoottathil Thaniye, Devasuram and Aavanazhi . Apart from Malayalam films, I V Sasi also made major contributions to Telugu and Tamil cinema while 1986's Bollywood movie Anokha Rishta, starring Smita Patil and Rajesh Khanna, is also one of his celebrated movies.
In 1982, I V Sasi won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Aarodaam - a National Award win he shared with the film's producer.
I V Sasi is survived by his wife, actress Seema, and two children.
(With IANS inputs)