Prominent playwright, screenwriter and actor P. Balachandran is in critical condition. He has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Vaikom for some time due to meningitis. He was transferred to a ventilator two days ago after the disease worsened.
His wife Sreelatha Balachandran, children and close relatives are in hospital. The filmmakers were rushed to the hospital. He last acted in ‘Columbi’ directed by TK Rajeev Kumar, who was selected in the Indian Panorama category at the last Indian International Film Festival. He is a native of Sasthamcotta, Kollam.