Art director Sunil Babu passes away

Sunil Babu

Kochi: Noted production designer and art director Sunil Babu (50) passed away following a cardiac arrest on Thursday night. Pathanamthitta native Sunil Babu was a promising art director who served in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Bollywood film industry.

Sunil Babu entered Malayalam movie industry as an assistant to production designer Sabu Cyril after completing his studies in Mysuru Arts College.

He served as art director for several hit Malayalam movies such as ‘Ananthabhadram’, ‘Bangalore Days’, ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’, ‘Pazhassiraja’, ‘Urumi’, ‘Chotta Mumbai’, ‘Aami’, ‘Premam’, and ‘Notebook’. He won the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Art Director for the movie ‘Ananthabhadram’.

‘MS Dhoni’, ‘Gajini’, ‘Lakshya’, and ‘Special 26’ are the Bollywood movies in which Sunil Babu directed art. His latest work was Vijay’s upcoming movie ‘Varisu’.

Sunil Babu was admitted to Amritha Hospital in Ernakulam following a swelling on his leg three days back. He was son of Kunnamthanam native Thankappan Nair and Saraswathi. He is survived by his wife Prema and daughter Arya Saraswathi.

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