Veteran Malayalam actor and former member of Parliament Harmless died at a personal hospital in Kochi on Sunday. After studying in regards to the unlucky occasion, a number of celebrities took to their social media handles and mourned the loss of life of the late actor.
The actor, a most cancers survivor was reportedly not preserving effectively for a while and was admitted to the hospital on March 3 with respiratory issues.
Saddened by the loss of life, Prithviraj Sukumaran took to Twitter and wrote, “Finish of an iconic chapter in cinema historical past! Relaxation in peace Legend! #Harmless.”
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) March 26, 2023
Dulquer Salmaan shared a few photos of himself with the late actor and penned down an emotional notice, “We misplaced the brightest shining star in our constellation. You made us snigger until we cried. You made us cry until our insides harm. You have been an actor of the very best calibre. A kind of timeless all time greats. Past that you simply have been all issues great. You have been all coronary heart.”
He added, “You have been household. To mine. To everybody who watched you on display screen. To everybody you met. I’ve had the privilege of figuring out you intently. Like my fathers brother. Like an uncle to Surumy and me. You have been my childhood. And I grew upto act alongside aspect you. And also you regaled us with tales then and now. At all times gathering individuals. At all times lifting them up. My ideas are far and wide. As is my writing. I really like you dearly Harmless uncle. Relaxation in peace.”
Harmless died at 10:30 pm on Sunday evening, the VPS Lakeshore Hospital in Kochi mentioned in an announcement.
The hospital mentioned that the non-functioning of many organs and a coronary heart assault led to the actor’s loss of life.
Just a few years in the past, he was identified with most cancers however in 2015 he introduced that he was lastly freed from the illness. He had written about his battle with most cancers in his ebook ‘Laughter within the Most cancers Ward’.
He’s survived by his spouse Alice, and a son, Sonnet.
Born in Inrinjalakuda in 1948, Harmless entered the movie business in 1972 with the film ‘Nrityashala’ starring Prem Nazir and Jayabharathi.
The actor was final seen in Prithviraj Sukumaran’s 2022 movie ‘Kaduva’, has completed over 700 movies in Malayalam in a profession that spanned over 5 a long time. He had additionally served as president of the Affiliation of Malayalam Film Artists (AMMA) for 12 consecutive years.
Thought of top-of-the-line comedians in Malayalam cinema, Harmless additionally appeared in villainous roles. Along with his distinctive voice and mannerisms, he had endeared himself to numerous cinema lovers in addition to a toast of mimicry artists.
He performed comedy roles in ‘Ramji Rao Talking’, ‘Mannar Mathai Talking’, ‘Kilukkam’, ‘Godfather’, ‘Vietnam Colony’, ‘Nadodikattu’, ‘Manichitrathazhu’ and ‘Kalyanaraman’ amongst others.
Harmless additionally portrayed villain roles in movies reminiscent of ‘Keli’, ‘Kathodu Kathoram’. Different movies included ‘Kabooliwaala’, ‘Gajakesariyogam’, ‘Mithunam’, ‘Mazhavilkavadi’, ‘Manassinakkare’, ‘Thuruppugulan’, ‘Rasathanthram’, ‘Naran’ and ‘Mahasamudram’.
A former MP from the Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency Harmless represented CPI(M).
In 1979, he was elected because the municipal councillor of Irinjalakkuda municipality.
He gained the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency as an unbiased candidate supported by the Left Democratic Entrance (LDF). Harmless served because the president of the Affiliation of Malayalam Film Artists (AMMA), a guild of Malayalam artists from 2003 to 2018. He has written books based mostly on his reminiscences and columns in magazines and newspapers.