The film industry is mourning the sudden demise of Baiju Paravoor, a talented film director from Kochi, who tragically passed away from food poisoning just days before the release of his much-anticipated debut feature film. The 42-year-old film production controller breathed his last in the early hours of this morning at Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital.
Baiju had poured his heart and soul into his debut film titled ‘Secret,’ for which he served as both the writer and director. The movie was in the final stages of post-production, eagerly awaiting its release when this untimely tragedy occurred, leaving the industry and his loved ones in shock and disbelief.
According to reports, Baiju had traveled to Kozhikode for a movie discussion last Saturday. After the meeting, he and his wife stopped at a local hotel for a meal before returning home in their car. However, during the journey, Baiju began experiencing discomfort, prompting him to visit a doctor near his wife’s residence in Kunnamkulam. The initial checkup did not reveal any concerning issues, so the couple continued their journey back to their home in Paravoor.
Unfortunately, as the day progressed, Baiju’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and he appeared increasingly fatigued. Concerned for his well-being, his family rushed him to a private hospital, where, despite the best efforts of the medical team, he succumbed to the illness.