Mala Arvindan passes away.
Mala Arvindan

Mala Arvindan passes away.

Mala Arvindan passes away.

Ace Malayalam film actor Mala Aravindan is no more. The comedian passed away at the age of 76 at a private hospital in Coimbatore on Wednesday morning. He has been hospitalized for a couple of weeks in connection with cardiac aliments.

The actor had worked in 650-odd films in a career of four decades. He had shared the screen with many renowned artist of the Malayalam film industry. He had been an integral part of comedy scenes in Malayalam movies until a few years back along with the late Kuthiravattam Pappu and Jagathi Sreekumar, who has been paralyzed following a road accident. The trio even stared in a comedy film named after them called ‘Pappu, Mala, Jagathi.’

The actor was admitted to Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) on 19th January following breathing problems. He was later diagnosed with heart and kidney failure and pulmonary disease. Initially, he was put on ventilator and on dialysis, but was subsequently taken off and was on non invasive ventilator and dialysis.

Many of the Malayalam film actors mourned to the actor’s demise.

Mohanlal said, “Mala Aravindan Chettan will remain in our hearts for ever…May his Soul Rest in Peace”

Manju Warrier said, “RIP Sri. Mala Aravindan.A true artiste like Mala chettan will never die in the hearts of millions he has entertained over 5 decades of his stellar presence on screen.I have had the luck to share screen space with him and he had always been the caring elder of the film fraternity.I pray that his family gets the strength to bear the loss faced.”

Mammooty, Prithviraj and Fahadh Fasil posted a picture of Mala Arvindan in their respective Facebook pages, saying,” ആദരാഞ്ജലികള്‍”,” which means in memorian of the deceased.

Mala Arvindan was born in Ernakulam. He shifted to Mala in Thrissur, where his mother was employed. Aravindan started his career as a thabala player and later joined a playback theatre team. Later, he graduated as a stage artiste and acted in 40 dramas with various troupes. Like several film actors of his generation, the performance in dramas made way for his entry into films. After 12 years of theatre life, Aravindan made his film debut in 1976.