The world of Indian cinema mourns the loss of a remarkable figure, Siddique Ismail, who left an indelible mark as a film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. His recent passing in Kochi has left a void in the hearts of cinema enthusiasts and those who admired his work. In this article, we explore Siddique Ismail’s family life, including his wife, Sajitha, and their three daughters, Sumaya, Sara, and Sukoon.
A Tribute to Siddique Ismail
Siddique Ismail had been battling a liver ailment and was admitted to Amrita Hospital in Kochi. Unfortunately, on a fateful Monday afternoon, he suffered a heart attack, leading to his placement on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support as part of his treatment. Despite the dedicated efforts of the medical team, Siddique Ismail’s condition did not improve, and he peacefully passed away on a Tuesday night while still under treatment. The news of his passing has cast a somber mood over the cinema community and all those who cherished his contributions to the industry.
Siddique Ismail’s Illustrious Career
Siddique Ismail’s legacy in the world of cinema is celebrated by numerous individuals, particularly in Malayalam cinema. He made his directorial debut with the film “Ramji Rao Speaking” in 1989, followed by his acclaimed work in “Pappan Priyappetta Pappan,” both of which garnered significant attention. His journey in the film industry spanned from 1984 to 2023, a period during which he earned prestigious awards, including Kerala State Film Awards and Zee Cine Awards.
Siddique Ismail and Wife Sajitha
Behind the scenes of Siddique Ismail’s successful career was his steadfast partnership with his wife, Sajitha. The couple, known for their discretion regarding personal matters, chose to keep their private life away from the public eye. Siddique and Sajitha exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony on May 6, 1984, and their enduring partnership remained strong until Siddique’s passing.
Their Three Daughters
Siddique and Sajitha were blessed with three daughters, each with their own unique journeys:
- Sumaya: Sumaya is married to Nabeel Mehran and has added a new dimension to the family with the birth of her daughter.
- Sara: Sara pursued her passion for fashion design by enrolling in a course at St. Teresa’s College in Kochi, showcasing her creative talents.
- Sukoon: Sukoon, the youngest of the three, faced health challenges as she was born with cerebral palsy. Despite her challenges, she undoubtedly received unwavering support and love from her family.
Remembering Siddique Ismail
Siddique Ismail, born on August 1, 1954, in India, was raised by his parents, Ismail Haji and Zainaba, in Kochi. While he achieved remarkable success in the world of cinema, Siddique remained a private individual, guarding the details of his personal life, including family members and potential siblings. As the Ismail family mourns the loss of Siddique Ismail, his contributions to the world of cinema and the enduring impact he leaves behind are remembered with deep fondness and respect.