KOCHI: The Malayalam film industry paid its last respects to veteran filmmaker K G George on Tuesday. Siby Malayil, Renji Panicker, Kamal, B Unnikrishnan, Priyanadan and other notable directors came to see their mentor for the last time at the Ernakulam Town Hall, where the mortal remains were kept for the public to pay homage.
Kamal said that K G George’s influence will remain in the industry forever.
“It was K G George, Bharathan and Padmarajan who inspired us and made us want to come into the industry. He inspired many directors to come up with great films even after he stopped making movies,” said Kamal.
Association of Malayalam Movie Artists president Edavela Babu, actors Lal, Siddique, Jalaja, Thesni Khan, Narain, Kunchako Boban, Shine Tom Chacko, producer Listin Stephen, MLAs T J Vinod, K J Maxi, K Babu, former minister K V Thomas, Mayor M Anilkumar, senior CPM leader Suresh Kurup, and several other religious leaders paid their last respects.
The funeral was held with state honours at Ravipuram Crematorium.