Veteran journalist A Sahadevan passed away in Kottayam at a private hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for the past few days. Apart from being a journalist with over 33 years of experience in print and visual media, Sahadevan was also a popular film critic, jury member, and teacher.
He started his career as a journalist in Mathrubhumi in 1982 and was in charge of Mathrubhumi Weekly, Chithrabhoomi, and weekend edition. He shifted to television journalism in 2003 and joined Indiavision as a Program Consultant. He produced and anchored ’24 Frames’, a program introducing classic foreign films at India Vision and World War II on the Safari TV Channel. Sahadevan also served as a jury member in the International Documentary category at the 2016 Indian International Film Festival. He also worked as consulting editor at SouthLive.in.
Sahadevan was a faculty at Press Academy and served as a Professor at the Manorama School of Communication (MASCOM). He had also contributed regularly to India Today, Malayalam edition under the pseudonym ‘Devana’ on Malayalam movies.
He was honored with various Awards namely, Pampan Madhavan Award in 2006, Kerala State Television Award in 2010 and Television Chamber Award, etc.