Siddiqui Islami

Malayalam Filmmaker Siddique Islami

Renowned Malayalam film director Siddique, aged 63, passed away. Leaving behind his wife and daughters as his surviving family members. Famous Malayalam filmmaker Siddique breathed his last on Tuesday. He was 63 years old. Siddique was admitted to the hospital on August 7 after suffering a heart attack and his condition had become critical at a hospital in Kochi.

Who is Director Siddique?

Siddique entered the film industry as an assistant director alongside his friend Lal. They worked under the experienced filmmaker Fazil in 1983. Together, they gave some of the biggest hit films in the industry, such as Ramji Rao Speaking, In Harihar Nagar, Godfather, and Vietnam Colony.

Director-Siddique

Malayalam Director Siddique passed away in Kochi

Siddique Admitted to Hospital

After a cardiac arrest, Siddique’s health deteriorated, and he was put on ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) support. He was receiving medical care for ailments concerning his liver and battling pneumonia. He was on ventilator support. Around four weeks prior, Siddique had been hospitalized due to a combination of “persistent liver ailment and bronchopneumonia.”

“Due to respiratory failure, he was put on a ventilator and his condition improved with medical management. He was taken off the ventilator and put on supplementary oxygen therapy. During the treatment, he suffered a major heart attack and underwent emergency angioplasty,” Said a hospital source

A hospital source informed PTI, “Due to cardiogenic shock and respiratory failure, he was put on ECMO support. With spontaneous decline, there was slackness in several of his organs, and at 9:10 pm on August 8, he was declared dead.

Family sources mentioned that the mortal remains of the filmmaker will be kept at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Wednesday for the public to pay their respects. Later, the body will be taken to his residence in Kakkanad. The final rites will be performed at the Ernakulam Central Juma Masjid in the evening.

Condolences for Siddique

People, including Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and Sudhakaran, President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, expressed their grief over the demise of the acclaimed filmmaker

Khan expressed his sorrow on Twitter, writing, “My heartfelt sympathies for the loss of the esteemed Malayalam filmmaker Siddique.”. His films had unique characters anyone could easily connect with, and he set standards for comedy and entertainment. May his soul rest in peace

Vijayan stated that Siddique excelled in portraying serious issues in a humorous way

In a statement, Vijayan said, “Siddique was an excellent screenwriter and director. The fact that moments and dialogues from many films made by him and Lal continue to linger in our minds even after decades is a testament to their talent.”

Other Works by Siddique

Apart from Malayalam, Siddique directed films in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. He directed Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, which also featured Kareena Kapoor. His last film was Big Brother, released in 2020. It starred Mohanlal in the lead role alongside Arbaaz Khan, Anoop Menon, and others.

Siddique's family includes his wife Sajitha and three daughters—Sumaya, Sara, and Sukoon

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