In a shocking development and breaking news, Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar and his family have been found dead in their apartment in Dubai. It was the Dubai police who found the bodies and declared them dead on arrival.
Apparently, the producer and his family haven’t been answering their phone since July 10. It was some of their relatives in Singapore, who finally grew suspicious of the lack of response or contact from them and tipped off the Dubai police.
The wife of the producer, Manjula, and their daughter Gauri were the two others also found deceased. The entire event has stunned the film community.
Shockingly, none of the neighbours of the family, in their 11th floor residence, noticed their silence or anything wrong until the police arrived. In fact, many of them didn’t even know that Santhosh was a well known movie producer.
It is unknown at this point if there is foul play involved in the tragic deaths of these three. No one has come forward to the media with any relevant information and the police are maintaining radio silence so far.
Santhosh had in his fairly succesful career in Mollywood, produced or co produced such hit films as the Mohanlal starrer Madambi, the remake of Neelathamara and also the remake of the yesteryear classic Rathinirvedam starring Shwetha Menon.
Our hearts go out to the loved ones and friends of the late family and hope they find the strength within to deal with this horrific tragedy.
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