T.A. Razaq, noted Malayalam filmmaker, is no more

Noted Malayalam scriptwriter T.A. Razaq died here on Monday. He was 58.The death occurred at a private hospital here, where Razaq was undergoing treatment for liver-related problems for over a month.

T.A. Razaq

B. Unnikrishnan, scenarist and general secretary of Film Employees Federation of Kerala, said that Razaq’s body will be kept at Town Hall in Kozhikode on Tuesday morning and later at Moyinkutty Vaidyar memorial in Kondotty. The body will be interred at Juma Masjid in Thurakkal, Malappuram in the afternoon.

Razaq entered tinsel town as an assistant director through the movie Dhwani in 1987. He later shifted to script-writing and went on to create some of the memorable movies such as Kanakinavu, Ghazal, Perumazhakalam, Aayirathil Oruvan and Thalolam to name a few.

He had won State awards for best story and screenplay for Kanakinavu directed by renowned director Sibi Malayil in 1997. The film had also bagged the National Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.

Razaq’s brother T.A. Shahid, scriptwriter, had died in 2012.