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Popular Malayali chef-film producer Naushad dies at 55

Naushad entered the Malayalam film world as a producer through his friendship with acclaimed director Blessy.

By: Express Web Desk | Kochi |
Updated: August 28, 2021 9:02:56 am
NaushadNaushad was 55. (Photos: Prithviraj Sukumaran/Twitter and Sreedhar Pillai/Twitter)

Popular Malayali chef and film producer Naushad died Friday at a private hospital in Thiruvalla at the age of 55. He had been ailing for some time.

His wife Sheeba had passed away on August 12 following a cardiac arrest.

Naushad was introduced to the culinary world by his father who had a catering business in Thiruvalla. After completing his hotel management course, he became a full-time chef and shot into the spotlight by hosting cooking shows on television.

He opened a restaurant chain ‘Naushad the big chef’ across Kerala and different parts of the world that served many of his signature dishes. Naushad has also cooked for a wide host of celebrities, VIPs and VVIPs. He was particularly known for popularising different varieties of biryani.

Naushad entered the Malayalam film world as a producer through his friendship with acclaimed director Blessy. Besides bankrolling Blessy’s film Kazhcha starring Mammootty in the lead role, he also produced Spanish Masala, Best Actor, Lion and Payyans.

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