Unnikrishnan had tested positive for COVID-19 recently. He was receiving treatment for the same at the intense care unit of a private hospital. On Tuesday, he was sent home after his COVID-test came back negative. However, on Wednesday, his health deteriorated and he was taken back to the hospital, where he breathed his last.
Unnikrishnan made his acting debut with Desadanam 1996. However, he became a household name among the Malayalam film audience for his performance as a witty grandfather in Kalyanaraman (2002). He had also played a pivotal role in Kamal Haasan’s hit comedy-drama, Pammal K Sambandam (2002).
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan shared in a statement 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.”
ജോൺ ഹോനായ് എന്ന വില്ലൻ വേഷമാണ് അദ്ദേഹത്തെ ഏറെ ശ്രദ്ധേയനാക്കിയത്
Malayalam actor K.T.S. Padannayil, popular for his comedy roles in various films, died here on Thursday morning.
സിനിമ- സീരിയൽ അഭിനേത്രി ബേബി സുരേന്ദ്രൻ (പ്രസന്ന) അന്തരിച്ചു.
Malayalam film actor P C George, who has been known to play memorable anti-hero roles, died here at a private hospital on Friday. He was 74.