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Veteran Malayalam actor Mamukoya passes away at 77

Veteran Malayalam actor Mamukoya died on Wednesday at the age of was 77.

Veteran Malayalam actor Mamukoya passed away on Wednesday (Photo: Mamukoya/Instagram)Premium
Veteran Malayalam actor Mamukoya passed away on Wednesday (Photo: Mamukoya/Instagram)

Veteran actor Mamukkoya passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. The 77-year-old had recently been hospitalised after a stroke. Having started his career as a theatre actor, Mamukoya entered Malayalam cinema with Anyarude Bhoomi in 1979. During his multi-decade career the actor would go on to win a slew of laurels.

He had collapsed on Monday night while attending a football tournament in the Kalikavu area as chief guest. Reports suggested that he had swooned out of exhaustion mere minutes before the inauguration. He was shifted to a private hospital in Kozhikode early on Tuesday.

Following his death, messages poured in on social media from actors and members of the general public expressing grief and conveying their condolences.

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Born in July 1946, Mamukoya acted in more than 450 Malayalam language films - primarily taking up comedic roles. He was the first person to win a State award for best comedian in Malayalam cinema.

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Published: 26 Apr 2023, 02:29 PM IST
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