Antony Basker Raj, also known as A. B. Raj or A. Bhaskar Raj. He was an Indian director of Malayalam movies. He has also directed two Tamil movies. He is the father of National Award-winning actress Saranya Ponvannan. Since 1951 to 1960, he directed ten Sinhala movies followed by directing 65 Malayalam movies from 1963 till 1984.

A.B. Raj was the Second Unit Assistant Director of The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean

He passed away in Chennai on Sunday due to cardiac arrest. He was 95. He died at his daughter’s residence in Virugambakkam, Chennai at around 8 pm…

·         Born      Antony Basker Raj
·         21 April 1925
·         Alappuzha, Travancore, British Raj
·         Died       23 August 2020 (aged 95)[1]
·         Chennai, Tamil Nadu
·         Occupation         Director
·         Producer
·         Screenwriter
·         Years active        1951–1986

·         Awards: National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam

·         Relatives              Saranya Ponvannan (daughter)[2]