Malayalam scriptwriter John Paul passed away on Saturday, April 23, at a hospital in Kochi, Kerala. He was 72 years old and was reportedly undergoing treatment for various illnesses in the Kochi hospital for the last two months. He breathed his last at 1 pm on April 23.
John Paul has written the screenplays of more than 100 Malayalam films and was one of the most popular scriptwriters. Some of the well-known films that he wrote for are Marmaram, Vida Parayum Munpe, Yathra, Chamaram, Kathayariyathe, Asthram, Ormakkayi, Kathodu Kathoram, Purappadu, Orukkam, Randam Varavu, Chamayam, Aksharam, Kattathe Kilikkoodu and Vellathooval.
A few days ago, John Paul’s friend and well-wisher shared a post requesting aid for the scriptwriter’s treatment. After that, the Kerala Government allotted Rs 2 lakh for John Paul’s treatment from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund . He was also helped by some of his fans.
The scriptwriter’s funeral will be held on April 24.