Malayalam screenwriter Dennis Joseph no more

Kottayam: Malayalam screenwriter-director Dennis Joseph passed away on Monday evening at a private hospital in Kottayam following a heart attack.

He was 64.

He was admitted to the hospital on Monday morning after suffering a stroke.

Besides scripting popular films like 'Nirakkoottu', 'Rajavinte Makan', 'Shyama', 'New Delhi', 'No.20 Madras Mail', 'Kottayam Kunjachan', 'Akashadoothu', F.I.R, Dennis Joseph also helmed five movies, including Mammootty-starrer 'Manu Uncle' which won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.