Malayalam film director Naranipuzha Shanavas declared brain dead
Malayalam film director Naranipuzha Shanavas was on Wednesday declared brain dead at the KG Hospital in Coimbatore. Recently, the filmmaker was admitted to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack on the sets of his upcoming movie Gandhirajan. As per reports, Shanavas went into a cardiogenic shock and is currently on ventilator support. Here are more details on this.
Shanavas suffered a heart attack on December 21
On December 21, while shooting for his upcoming film Gandhirajan in Attapadi in Palakkad, the director suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to the KG Hospital in Coimbatore. As reported by India Today, Shanavas went into a cardiogenic shock, a condition wherein the heart stops pumping blood to the body. Doctors also said that the director has a brain hemorrhage.
Producer Vijay Babu rejected reports of Shanavas's death
Producer Vijay Babu, who worked with the director on Sufiyum Sujatayum, took to social media and shared Shanavas's health status with his fans. He wrote, "Shanavas is still on ventilator support. His heart is still beating...request all to please pray for him. We are still hoping for a miracle. Shall update accordingly. Please do not post wrong information (sic)."
Doctors are monitoring him: Hospital official
"He was brought here on Saturday night. He is in the ICU [intensive care unit] and is not stable right now. Doctors are monitoring him (sic)," an official of the said hospital had earlier told The News Minute.
A brief about Shanavas's film career
Shanavas last directed Sufiyum Sujatayum, which starred Aditi Rao Hydari, Jayasurya, and Dev Mohan in pivotal roles. The movie was released on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video in July this year. It received positive reviews and garnered praise for the storyline, as well as the performances. He had made his directorial debut with Karie, that released in 2015.