Palakkad: Renowned film director P. Gopikumar passed away at a private hospital in Palakkad.
He was 77.
Gopikumar made his directorial debut in 1977 with 'Ashtamangalyam' starring Kamal Hassan and Vidhubala. He went on to direct 11 films.
His other prominent films include 'Harshabashpam', 'Manoradham', and 'Arayannam'.
He is the elder brother of cinematographer-turned-director P. Sukumar.