Kochi: Noted film director and scriptwriter Sachy was laid to rest with state honours at the Ravipuram crematorium here at 4.30 pm.
Family members, co-workers and friends in the industry paid last rites to the director. Sachy passed away following a heart attack on Thursday.
From the Jubilee Mission Medical College in Thrissur, Sachy’s body was taken to his house in Thammanam for the public to pay homage. His eyes were donated to the hospital.
Leading film personalities like actor Prithviraj, Biju Menon, Ranjith, Suraj, Suresh Krishna, Lal, Mukesh and director Renjith were among those who paid last respects to Sachy. Many could not control their emotions and broke into tears.
Popularly known as Sachy, the 48-year-old was recovering from a hip surgery when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
Sachy, a practicing lawyer in the Kerala High Court, turned to the film industry first by jointly writing scripts before going solo. His second film as a director, 'Ayyapanum Koshyum', turned out to be the biggest grosser this year, till the lockdown kicked in.
His brief film career began in 2007, when he scripted the film, ‘Chocolate', along with Sethu with whom he wrote four more scripts.
He wrote his first solo script for the Mohanlal starrer, ‘Run Baby Run', in 2012 and went on to write another six scripts, which included ‘Anarkali', his first film as director, in 2015.
(with inputs from IANS)