Malayalam director Ashokan dies aged 60 in Kochi


Malayalam filmmaker Ashokan died aged 60 at a private hospital in Kochi on September 25. He has battled multiple health issues over the past few months.

Malayalam filmmaker Ashokan has died aged 60 in Kochi.


  • Malayalam director Ashokan died on September 25.
  • He was 60 years old.
  • More details of his funeral are awaited.

Malayalam filmmaker Ashokan (aka Raman Ashok Kumar) breathed his last on the night of Sunday September 25. He was 60 years old. As he was battling multiple health issues, he was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi for almost a month. Ashokan’s disappearance left many in shock. Celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Ashokan.


Popular filmmaker Ashokan has died aged 60. During his decades-long career, he was known for making comedic films in Mollywood. More details regarding his funeral and last rites are awaited.


Prior to making his independent directorial debut, Ashokan worked as an associate of director J Sasikumar, who has over 130 films to his credit. In 1989, Ashokan debuted with Varnam, a psychological drama starring Suresh Gopi, Jayaram and Ranjini in the lead roles. His second film was Acharyan, written by journalist-screenwriter B Jayachandran.

Ashokan had also collaborated with Thaha and together they produced two films, Sandram and Mookkilla Rajyathu. After this, Ashokan took a short break from movies. In 2003, he returned with a TV movie titled Melody of Loneliness. The film received the Kerala State Award. After Melody of Loneliness he was not active in films.

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