Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away

Veteran movie and serial actor and director Captain Raju passed away on Monday. The death came at his residence near Palarivattom. He was 68 and was under treatment for a long time.

Raju was hospitalised in June 2018, at the Kims Hospital in Muscat, when he suffered a stroke on his flight from Cochin, India to NY where he was supposed to attend his son's wedding. He was then shifted to a hospital in Kochi.

Before becoming a big name in Malayalam film industry, Captain Raju was in the Indian Army. He has done around 500 Malayalam movies. He went on to become one of the most renowned character actors in Malayalam cinema. He was best noted for his performance in character roles, and as a villain. Through the hilarious portrayal of "Pavanayi" in Mohanlal-starrer Nadodikkaattu, Raju proved his acting mettle and it remained a landmark in his career.

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He is survived by his wife Prameela and son Raviraj.

In addition to acting, he had also directed two films, Mr Pavanayi 99.99 and Itha Oru Snehagatha.

Captain Raju starred in several iconic Malayalam films like Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, No. 20 Madras Mail, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja and many more.

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