Malayalam actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri passes away


Veteran actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri on Wednesday handed away at a personal hospital in Kannur. He was 98.

Unnikrishnan had examined constructive for COVID-19 not too long ago. He was receiving therapy for a similar on the intense care unit of a personal hospital. On Tuesday, he was despatched house after his COVID-test got here again destructive. However, on Wednesday, his well being deteriorated and he was taken again to the hospital, the place he breathed his final.

Unnikrishnan made his appearing debut with Desadanam 1996. However, he turned a family identify among the many Malayalam movie viewers for his efficiency as a witty grandfather in Kalyanaraman (2002). He had additionally performed a pivotal function in Kamal Haasan’s hit comedy-drama, Pammal Okay Sambandam (2002).

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan shared in a press release on Facebook, “Unnikrishnan Namboothiri was an actor who excelled in expressive acting. He was known to be a distinct personality in the field of cinema for his age-old interest and confidence for the same. A fellow leftist, he had closely associated with the CPI (M). His demise is a great loss to the artist fraternity. This is a personal loss for me as well. The gap left by his death in the cultural space, cannot be easily filled.”

Unnikrishnan Namboothiri was identified for motion pictures like Kaikudunna Nilavu (1998), Kaliyattam (1997), Sadanandante Samayam (2003), Madhuranombarakattu (2000), Rappakal (2005), and Pokkiri Raja (2010).

A local of Payyanur, Unnikrishnan is survived by two sons Bhavadasan and PV Kunjikrishnan and two daughters Devi and Yamuna.


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