Malayalam Actor Kalinga Sasi Passes Away

Malayalam actor Kalinga Sasi breathed his last on Tuesday. He was undergoing treatment for liver disease at a private hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala.

Kalinga Sasi, who began his acting career as a theatre artist, has acted in more than 500 plays and more than 100 movies.

The 59-year-old actor whose real name was V Chandrakumar was a renowned theatre actor before he made his debut in the film industry. He is said to have been a part of over 500 plays and 100 movies. He has been the part of the theatre industry for over 25 years.

He kept his name Sasi as many of his friends and family would call him by that name and Kalinga was added by director Ranjith as that was the name of his theatre group. Kalinga Sasi made his debut in the film industry in 1988.

Sasi whose original name was V. Chandrakumar rose to fame through roles in popular films like ‘Paleri Manikyam Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha’, ‘Pranchiyettan’ and ‘The Saint’, ‘Indian Rupee’,  ‘Vellimoonga’ and ‘Amen’.

Born to Kunnamangalath Chandrasekharan Nair and Sukumari Amma, the renowned actor is survived by his wife Prabhavati. As the news of his demise broke, various celebrities from the fraternity started pouring in their condolences.

Amen director Lijo Jose Pellissery took to Facebook to express grief. He shared Kalinga Sasi’s photo and captioned it as ‘Amen.’ The photo is a selfie in which the 59-year-old actor can be seen wearing a rust colour kurta.

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