Noted Malayalam director I V Sasi passed away today. He was 69. He was married to actress Seema and had two children. His first directorial was Ullasam and since then he has directed close to 170 films in 34 years.

He started his career as a art director. He launched the career of Malayalam greats – Mohanlal and Mammotty. He also introduced Jose. He worked with Kamal Haasan in ​films​ like Guru, Allauddinum Arputha Vilakkum, Karishma and Eeta. He also directed Rajinikanth in ​the films Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum, Kaali and Ellam Un Kairasi. ​He direct​e​d the Hindi films Patita, Anokha Rishta, Pratishodh and Karishma.

He won the The Nargis Dutt award for the best feature film on ​N​ational ​I​ntegration for his film Aaroodam​.

Many celebrities have expressed their condolences on social media