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Screenwriter John Paul Passes Away Aged 72


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oi-Sruthi Hemachandran

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Noted
screenwriter
and
social
activist
John
Paul,
who
was
reportedly
undergoing
treatment
for
various
illnesses
including
respiratory
disease
breathed
his
last
on
Saturday
(April
23)
at
a
private
hospital
in
Kerala.
He
was
72.

John Paul

According
to
reports,
he
had
been
under
treatment
for
more
than
two
months.
Recently,
the
screenwriter
made
headlines
after
his
friends
and
well-wishers
came
up
with
a
social
media
post
requesting
financial
help
for
his
treatment.
Following
this,
the
Kerala
state
government
granted
Rs
2
lakh
from
the
Chief
Minister’s
Relief
Fund
for
the
treatment
of
the

Chamayam

screenwriter.

John Paul

Paul
started
off
his
cinematic
career
with
the
1980
film

Chamaram

directed
by
Bharathan.
He
went
on
to
be
a
part
of
several
hit
films
including

Sandhya
Mayangum
Neram,
Sagaram
Santham,
Rachana,
Kathodu
Kathoram,
Malooty,
Chamayam,
Aksharam

among
many
others.

His
last
project
was

Pranaya
Meenukalude
Kadal

helmed
by
Kamal
which
released
in
2019.

Story first published: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 13:49 [IST]

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