Mamukkoya, who appeared in more than 450 films, started his career in theatre in 1979.
Malayalam actor Mamukkoya died on Wednesday at the age of 76. He reportedly suffered both a cardiac arrest and a brain haemorrhage.
Malayalam actor Mamukkoya, renowned for his quick wit and comic timing in films filled with dialogue in the Malabari dialect, passed away at a private hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala. The 76-year-old had earlier this week collapsed while witnessing a football match in Kerala’s Malappuram district. Reportedly, he suffered both a cardiac arrest and a brain haemorrhage.
He was rushed to a private hospital in Kozhikode where he was kept under life support. According to media reports from Tuesday, the actor’s health was improving and was stable. However, the medical staff disclosed that his condition is serious on Wednesday. He finally lost the battle on Wednesday around 1:10 pm as disclosed by hospital authorities to IANS.
Mamukkoya, who appeared in more than 450 films, started his career in theatre in 1979 before dabbling with humour in motion pictures. He was a lovable character in South Indian films because of his distinct Malabar speech.
His toothy grin and physical humour made him a recognisable face in practically every successful movie that was produced in the 1990s. He always had success working with filmmaker Sathyan Anthikkad, who is renowned for creating films about regular people and their regular problems in a remarkable way. Together, they were successful in films like Sandesham, Nadodikattu, and Gandhinagar 2nd Street.
His death was condoled by many biggies of the Malayalam industry including Prithviraj Sukumaran, Tovino Thomas ad Kunchacko Boban.
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