Actor-writer Sreenivasanâ€™s health condition has improved, according to an update from the hospital authorities at the Ernakulam Medical Centre, where he has been admitted since Wednesday, following breathing trouble. He has now been taken off the ventilator support that he was put on since the time of his admission. The initial medical bulletin released by the hospital had said that he had suffered a minor heart failure, and that his BP had shot up.
The hospital PR reports that the actor spoke to his family on Thursday morning, soon after he was taken off ventilator support.
â€śThe condition is much better today and it is expected that he will be moved from the ICU to a room in 24 hours,â€ť says PRO Radhakrishnan. The doctors have advised him to rest.
Sreenivasan was admitted to hospital in January last year, with media reports claiming that he had suffered a stroke. However, his son, actor, director and producer Vineeth Sreenivasan took to Facebook to say that Sreenivasan had been admitted due to variations in blood sugar levels and that he was out of danger.
Sreenivasan, who is from Kannur, was last seen in the 2018 Sathyan Anthikad film Njan Prakashan starring Fahadh Faasil. He was also the writer of the film. Sreenivasan and Sathyan Anthikad have together given the audience memorable films like Sandesham, Thalayanamanthram, Nadodikaatu, Gandhinagar 2nd Street and many more. Priyadarshan is another director with whom Sreenivasan has had a long association.
The actor-director has won several awards for his work, including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film in 1989 for Vadakkunokkiyantram, and National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues in 2000 for Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala. He has also won a Filmfare Award for Best Director â€“ Malayalam for Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala, besides bagging a Filmfare Award for Best Film â€“ Malayalam in 2008 for Katha Parayumbol.
Sreenivasan is married to retired teacher Vimala and has two sons, Vineeth and Dhyan, both of whom work in the Malayalam film industry.