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Noted filmmaker Rajesh Pillai passes away

Noted filmmaker Rajesh Pillai passes away

Kochi: A day after the release of his latest film "Vettah", filmmaker Rajesh Pillai, credited by many for being instrumental in bringing a new face to the Malayalam film industry, breathed his last here at a private hospital on Saturday. He was 42.

"He passed away around 11.40 a.m. at PVS Hospital," the source said.

He was hospitalised several times in the last few months.

He was on life support since yesterday. He had been suffering from liver cirrhosis, and was due for a liver transplant, which he had postponed to complete his latest film 'Vettah', which released in cinemas on Friday.

During the final sound mixing for "Vettah", he had also contracted pneumonia and that worsened his health condition.

Rajesh had directed five films in his career.

His debut directorial "Hridayathil Sookshikkan" released in 2005, but it was his next film "Traffic", which came out in 2011, that took his popularity to a new high.

Pillai then directed yet another popular film "Mili", which released in 2015, and then remade "Traffic" in Hindi last year.

He completed his latest release "Vettah", for which he reached the shooting location from the hospital many a times as he was ailing.

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