The veteran Malayalam filmmaker KG George’s last rites are to be held today (September 26) at Ravipuram Crematorium with full state honors. Reportedly, the timing will be around 4:30 PM. On September 24, Sunday, renowned National Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter K. G. George breathed his last at the age of 77 in Kakkanad.
Kulakkattil Geevarghese George, best known by his stage name K. G. George worked for around 26 years in the film industry and delivered several critically acclaimed hits in the Malayalam movie industry. KG George is best known for his role in the ‘New Cinema Movement,’ embarked on his directorial journey with Swapnadanam (1976) stars Rani Chandra, Dr Mohandas, Soman, Mallika Sukumaran, and others.
For the first directional venture Swapnadanam, George received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. In 1980, he was also awarded with Kerala Government’s Highest Honour, the J. C. Daniel Award.
K. G. George Death Reason
Reportedly, legendary filmmaker KG George was undergoing treatment for a stroke and died at an old age home located in Kakkanad, Ernakulam. Over a span of 26 years in his career, he began his journey as an associate director with the film ‘Maaya’ (1972). ‘Swapnadanam’ (1976) marked his directorial debut, which earned him both critical acclaim and commercial success at that time.
Who is KG George Wife Selma George & Family
KG George’s wife Selma George is a singer recognized for her contributions to Malayalam Film Industry during the 1970s. As per records, Selma provided her voice for songs in approximately 40 films. Some iconic songs are from his husband KG George’s directional films. Selma George is also known as the daughter of the renowned singer Pappukutty Bhagavathar.
The song from the movie Ulkadal (1979), ‘Saradindu Malardeepa’ is one of the very popular songs in Mollywood. In 2021, rumors circulated that she and her family had abandoned KG George. However, Selma George refuted these allegations. Later reported that KG George was at a care home following a stroke there. They are both parents to a son named Arun George and a daughter named Thara George.
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