The embalmed body of the award winning film director Lenin Rajendran,67,who passed away on Monday will be brought to Thiruvananthapuram today.The veteran film director was passed away on Monday evening at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai.
The cremation ceremony is arranged at Thycaud Santhikavadam on Wednesday afternoon.His body will be kept at his residence in Pandit Colony and Kalabhavan for the public to pay homage.
Lenin Rajendran is known for his serious films,more on the lines of art house cinema.His cinemas set a new style for film direction in Malayalam film industry,contributing a set of great films to Malayalam. Swathi Thirunal, a biopic on the 19thcentury king who loved music and arts, brought him the first state award – a special jury mention, in 1987. In 1992, his film Daivathinte Vikrithikal, based on a story by M Mukundan, won the state award for best film. Other award winning films including Makaramanju,Rathri Mazha,Kulam also brought a new horizon to Malayalam.
Lenin Rajendran was admitted in Chennai Apollo hospitals for nearly two months and three weeks prior he also underwent a liver transplantation there.The Kerala government had given Rs 30 lakh for the treatment of the veteran director at Apollo Hospital.Moreover, the cultural department and film organisations like FEFKA also collectively contributed an amount of Rs 40 lakh for his treatment.