New Delhi: Award-winning Malayalam script writer TA Razzaq passed away in Kochi on Monday night. Razzaq, 58, was suffering from liver ailment and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here.

Razzaq started his career in 1980’s. He has written scripts for successful films like Balettan and Rajamanikyam.

He has contributed for 30 Malayalam movies with the areas of his contribution including script, story, and dialogue.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his grief over the sad demise of Razzaq. He said, “Razaq’s demise is a big loss for the Malayalam film industry.”

Razzaq’s body will be kept at Moyinkutty Vaidyar Memorial Hall in Kondotty for the public to pay homage, reports said.