Veteran actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri on Wednesday handed away at a non-public hospital in Kannur. He was 98.
Unnikrishnan had examined constructive for COVID-19 lately. He was receiving therapy for a similar on the intense care unit of a non-public hospital. On Tuesday, he was despatched dwelling after his COVID-test got here again damaging. Nonetheless, on Wednesday, his well being deteriorated and he was taken again to the hospital, the place he breathed his final.
Unnikrishnan made his performing debut with Desadanam 1996. Nonetheless, 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 position 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 performing. He was identified to be a definite character within the subject of cinema for his age-old curiosity and confidence for a similar. A fellow leftist, he had carefully related to the CPI (M). His demise is a good loss to the artist fraternity. This can be a private loss for me as nicely. The hole left by his demise within the cultural area, can’t be simply stuffed.”
Director Rajiv Menon took to Twitter to put up, “RIP #UnnikrishnanNamboothiri, introduced the Uyee Uyee thaatha of #kandukondainkandukondain to life and made it probably the most cherished grandfather character in Tamil cinema ! We are going to miss your mischievous eyes which might flip into despair Ina flash.”
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.