Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Abi dies at 49 in Kochi

30 Novembre, 2017, 12:44 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Malayalam Comedian And Mimicry Artist Abi Known For His Character Of Amina Thatha Dies

Abi was also battling cancer for the last few months and was under treatment at the hospital where he died.

The actor gained popularity for his portrayal of a character called Amina Thatha in various comedy shows and movies. According to hospital sources, he had been undergoing treatment for reduced blood platelet count.

He had performed several stage shows in Kerala and Gulf countries.

The actor was brought to the hospital at around 10.20 am but death had occurred 45 minutes before that, as per a report by The News Minute.

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He rose to fame in 80's-90s through the mimicry troupe, Kalabhavan. Abi had acted in as many 50 films. He started his mimicry career with Kalabhavan in Kochi. Abi has more than 300 audio and video casettes of mimicry on his name and the most popular ones are De Maveli and Onathinidakku Pootu Kachavadam.

He is survived by wife Sunila, and children Ahana and Aleena. He routinely dubbed for Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for his advertisements in Malayalam, the IB Times report adds.

Condoling Abi's death, artist Ramesh Pisharody referred to him as possibily "the first star of mimicry", saying that Abi had been a crowd puller.



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