Rajesh Pillai passed away at 11.45 am at private hospital at Kochi on Saturday.
With only four movies to his repertoire, the vibrant young director had already carved out a niche for himself in the Malayalam film industry, with his second movie "Traffic" ushering in a new genre of fast-paced socio-thrillers.
Many prominent personalities visited the hospital after the news broke
Director Jude Antony
Hibi Eden MLA and CPI(M) district secretary P Rajeev
Actor Santhosh Kizhattoor
Madhupal and Director Boban Samuel