Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled his demise

Prominent Malayalam script writer T A Rasaq passed away at a private hospital in Kochi on Monday night. He was 58.

He was suffering from liver related ailments for the last few weeks and was under treatment in the hospital.

Rasaq entered the film industry as an assistant director and later shifted his focus to script writing. His debut work was 'Vishnulokam' directed by Kamal in 1991. Later, he penned the lyrics for more than 30 movies in Malayalam.

His movies Kanakinavu, Ayirathil Oruvan and Perumazhakkalam brought him state awards for best story and screenplay. Rappakal, Bus Conductor, Vesham Nadodi, Gazal, Thalolam, Sneham Saphalayam are other noted screenplays by Rasaq.

Rasaq was born on April 25, 1958 to TA Bappu and Vazhayil Khadeeja, in Kondotty of Malappuram district.

Rasaq's body will be kept at the Moyinkutty Vaidyar Memorial Hall in Kondotty on Tuesday for the public to pay homage. The funeral will be held at Juma Masjid, at 11 am.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled his demise.

"Razzaq's demise is a big loss for Malayalam film industry," he said.