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Film Producer Achani Ravi Passed Away

K Ravindranathan Nair (90), a prominent film producer and cashew nut businessman, has passed away. He died at his residence in Kollam. General Pitchers was the owner. Ravindran Nair’s General Pictures is the banner that has produced several blockbuster films including Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Aravindan. Achani, Kanchanaseeta, Kummatti, Elipatthayam, Mukhamukham, Anantaram, Subyaan, etc. are famous films. Death follows Navati. Navati was on July 6. In 1967, the film production company General Pictures was started. He entered the production scene with the film Search and Found with Sathyan as the hero. Produced films by P Bhaskaran, A Vincent, MT Vasudevan Nair, and Adoor Gopalakrishnan. After the hit movie Achaani was released in 1973, Achaani came to be known as Ravi. A total of 14 films have won 18 national and state awards.

A total of 14 films have won 18 national and state awards. He also appeared in the movie Estepan. His wife Usha has sung playback in the movie ‘Thump’. Ravindranathan Nair, who won the JC Daniel Award for Lifetime Achievement, has served as a member of the National Film Awards Committee, a member of the Central Board of Film Certification, and a member of the Film Development Corporation. Ravindranathan Nair was born on July 3, 1933, as the fifth of eight children of Kollam vendor Krishnapilla and Naniamma. School education at Kollam Cantonment Basic Training School and Govt. Also completed Boys High School. After graduating in 1955 with a commerce elective, he focused on the cashew industry. He took over the business after his father’s death. His Vijayalakshmi Cashews became a huge business chain with 115 factories in Kerala and outside. In 2008, the government honored him with the J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to cinema. His singer wife Usha Ravi passed away in 2013. The children are Pratap Nair, Prakash Nair, and Preeta.

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