Indian filmmaker who won National Film Awards for movies such as Seethakoka Chiluka and Kadal Pookkal.
He started as an assistant to director P. Pullaiya before making his directorial debut in 1977.
He was one of India's most acclaimed filmmakers, having won National Film Awards for directing, writing, and producing.
He married Chandra Leelavathi.
He and fellow Indian director Adoor Gopalakrishnan both won National Film Awards for Best Screenplay.