Eminent Malayalam filmmaker and chairman of the Kerala Film Development Corporation, Lenin Rajendran, Monday died at a private hospital in Chennai following liver related ailments, hospital sources said.
Rajendran, 67, recently underwent liver transplantation surgery.
He died at 8.45 pm, the sources said.
Known for his unique style of filmmaking, Rajendran had entered tinsel town by directing the movie 'Venal' during the early 1980s.
A multiple state award winner, Rajendran helmed a number of critically acclaimed movies including "Swathi Thirunal", "Daivathinte Vikrithikal", "Mazha", "Kulam" and "Idavapathi".
Rajendran is survived by wife and two children.
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