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Veteran Malayalam actor GK Pillai passes away

Senior Malayalam actor GK Pillai handed away on Friday after combating with age-connected ailments. The 97-year-old breathed his final on the Thiruvananthapuram Scientific College.

Born to Govinda Pillai and Janaki in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Pillai made his entry into motion photos after serving within the Military and Navy. A feeble of over 300 motion photos and is additionally a acquainted face in TV serials. He’s largely known for his portrayal of detrimental roles.

Pillai made his debut within the 1954 movie Snehaseema reverse leading man Sathyan. He was known for his long association with actor Prem Nazir, who additionally took field to be his schoolmate. After having conducted a villain for a greater phase of his life, Pillai later obtained to shriek his mettle as a character actor, playing roles of family patriarchs and authoritative figures.

Additionally vital is his dominating presence in motion photos per the vadakkan paattukal, akin to  Kadathanaattu Maakkam, Thumbolarcha, and Thacholi Ambu. He additionally made vital appearances in IV Sasi’s Ee Naadu, Jijo Punnoose’s Padayottam, and Sibi Malayali’s August 1.

He additionally enjoyed a transient stint within the abet of the digicam when he assisted within the path and editing departments of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Swayamvaram. After making his tv debut in 2005 with Kadamattathu Kathanar, he remained active in quite a lot of serials in all places in the late 2000s.

G Kesavan Pillai was born to Govinda Pillai and Saraswathiamma at Chirayinkeezhu in 1924. His education was at Sree Chithiravilasom College, Chirayinkeezhu. His wife Ulapalakshi Amma had predeceased him. He’s survived by his sons Prathapachandran, Priyadarshan, Chandramohan, and daughters Sreekala, Sreelekha and Sreekumari.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the death of Pillai. “Pillai endeared himself to generations by his varied performing model. His performing profession spanning over six decades covered gloomy and white motion photos to TV serials,” he acknowledged in a message.

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