Veteran Malayalam actor KTS Padannayil dies at 88

Beginning his acting career as a theatre artist decades ago, Padannayil became active in Malayalam movies in the 1990s. He was 88. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. By: PTI | Kochi |

July 22, 2021 11:13:29 am

KTS Padannayil was 88. He had run a small shop in Tripunithura for earning his livelihood. Don't Miss These StoriesSarpatta Parambarai movie review: Arya, Pa Ranjith film isn't a giant leap for the genre, but baby steps for Tamil boxing filmsManjot Singh: If you don't have a godfather and your debut fails, there is no 2nd chanceThe Kapil Sharma Show set to return, Bharti Singh confirms all artistes had to take a pay cut: 'Everyone felt the pinch'Click here for more

Hailing from nearby Tripunithura, he has also acted in many television comedy serials. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Education Minister V Sivankutty condoled the demise of Padannayil. (Photo: Mahi_Euphoria/Twitter)
Noted Malayalam film actor KTS Padannayil, known for his comedy roles, passed away due to age related ailments at a hospital in Kochi on Thursday morning, film industry sources said. Padannayil had been undergoing treatment at Indira Gandhi Cooperative hospital here since July 19. Later, he was shifted to the Cardiac Care Unit where he breathed his last at 6.40 AM today, a hospital spokesman said. In his film career spanning nearly two decades, Padannayil has acted in more than 60 films. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Padannayil became busy as a supporting actor in Malayalam movies following his performance in movies like
Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshatrathilakkam and Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka.