Malayalam director and screenwriter, Lenin Rajendran passed away in Chennai after suffering from a liver ailment. Oscar-winning sound designer, Resul Pookutty announced the news on Twitter by posting, “Ace Malayalam director who made some inspiring movies #LeninRajendran is no more…such a sad loss! He had so many ideas and we were in sync at many issues concerning Chitranjali Studio…everything left unaccomplished!You will remain in our memories, May your Soul Reat In Peace.” (sic)

Lenin, 67, was undergoing the treatment for his illness at Chennai’s Apollo hospital. The filmmaker had debuted in the Malayalam film industry in the year 1982 with a film titled Venal. He then went to direct films like Swathi Thirunal, Rathri Mazha, Kulam and Lakaramanju among others. His last directorial was Edavappathy, released in the year 2016.