Director Rajesh Pillai dies at 41

Rajesh Pillai, director of hit Malayalam film traffic passed away today (February 27) at PVS hospital in Kochi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2016 3:49 pm
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Malayalam film director Rajesh Pillai passed away today (February 27) at PVS hospital in Kochi. He was 41.

An official at the hospital confirmed the death of the filmmaker at 11:45 am.

He was admitted to the hospital on February 25 and immediately put on the ventilator.

The director who is known for path-breaking Malayalam films such as “Traffic” and “Mili” was suffering from liver cirrhosis

Several actors who worked in his movies rushed to the hospital on hearing news about his demise at 11.45 am.

The filmmaker had contracted pneumonia during the post production of his latest film “Vettah” and it worsened his health condition.

His death comes a day after “Vettah”, starring Manju Warrier and Kunjacko Bobban, hit theatres. The film was completed while he was undergoing treatment.

His body will be cremated here tomorrow.

Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee, who starred in the yet-to-be released Hindi remake of “Traffic”, condoled Pillai’s death on Twitter.

His co-star of the film Divya Dutta wrote, “Lost a very dear director Rajesh Pillai… who directed me in the yet unreleased beautiful film#traffic! Rip dear sir!”