Documentary maker Sarathchandran passes away in rail mishap

Sarachandran (53) was travelling in the Guruvayur-Egmore Chennai Express last night when he fell onto the track while trying to help a man who slipped from the moving train, police said.

According to police, Saratchandran also lost his balance and fell onto the track. The two bodies were found at Nellayi between Irinjalakuda and Pudukad stations at 10.30 pm.
After postmortem, Saratchandrans' body was was brought to his home at Tripunithura here and later taken to Thiruvananthapuram, where the funeral will be held tomorrow, family sources said.

Saratchandran is survivied by his aged parents and wife, an employee of the MG Univeristy.
His acclaimed works ' Kaippunneeru' (The bitter Drink) in 2003 and 'The Thousand Days and a Dream' in 2006 were based on the Anti-Coca Cola struggle at Plachimada in Palakaad. He had also made a short film on late John Abraham, a well known film director.
He had also won awards in the short film festvial at Mumbai.

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