Unnikrishnan Namboothiri passes away; Mohanlal, Tovino Thomas, Kamal Haasan, Dulquer Salmaan remember him

Unnikrishnan Namboothiri was suffering from pneumonia after recovering from COVID-19.
Unnikrishnan Namboothiri passes away; Mohanlal, Tovino Thomas, Kamal Haasan, Dulquer Salmaan remember him
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Unnikrishnan Namboothiri, known for his humorous roles as a grandfather in the films, passed away yesterday. He was 98. The noted Malayalam star had recently recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from the hospital on being tested negative. However, after reaching home he complained about breathlessness and was rushed to the hospital. Unnikrishnan Namboothiri was suffering from pneumonia after his recovery from COVID-19. He was admitted to the Payyannur Cooperative Hospital for the same. The veteran actor passed away yesterday at around 6 PM. According to media reports, his mortal remains will be cremated at 11 AM today.

Remembered for his witty roles, Unnikrishnan Namboothiri entertained audience since the 70s with popular Malayalam films like Kaikkudanna Nilavu, Rappakal, Loudspeaker, Photographer, Madhuranombarakattu, Pokkiri Raja among others. He made his acting debut with Jayaraj’s Deshadanam. Meanwhile, Twitter is filled with condolence messages as fans and celebs from the industry remember him for being the most lovable and jovial grandfather on and off-screen. 

One of the Twitter users wrote, "Condolences on the demise of senior malayalam actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. His dedication at work even at his old age is a testimony for his passion towards cinema. He will be fondly remembered for his roles." 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Unnikrishnan Namboothiri's demise is a personal loss for him as he paid condolence on Twitter. Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan, Tovino Thomas and other celebs from the industry also paid their last respects to the Malayalam cinema's gem. 

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Posted by Mammootty on Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Always thought he was one of the most adorable actors ! Distinctly remember him from Deshadanam and Kalyanaraman. #RIP

Posted by Dulquer Salmaan on Wednesday, 20 January 2021

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