Veteran actor Mamukkoya passed away after suffering a brain haemorrhage. The 77-year-old had recently been hospitalised after a stroke. Having started his career as a theatre actor, Mamukkoya entered Malayalam cinema with Anyarude Bhoomi in 1979. During his multi-decade career the actor would go on to win a slew of laurels.
He had collapsed on Monday night while attending a football tournament in the Kalikavu area as chief guest. Reports suggested that he had swooned out of exhaustion mere minutes before the inauguration. He was shifted to a private hospital in Kozhikode early on Tuesday.
Following his death, messages poured in on social media from actors and members of the general public expressing grief and conveying their condolences.
Mamukkoya is a veteran Indian actor who primarily works in Malayalam cinema. He was born on July 5, 1946, in Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala, India. Mamukkoya made his acting debut in 1979 with the film “Munnettam.” He is known for his versatility in portraying comedic and serious roles with equal finesse.
Mamukkoya has acted in over 450 films in various languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi. Some of his notable films include “Kireedam,” “Nadodikkattu,” “Aram + Aram = Kinnaram,” “Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu,” “Godfather,” “Kilukkam,” “Mutharamkunnu P.O,” “Punjabi House,” “Nandanam,” “Salt N’ Pepper,” and “Drishyam.”
In recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema, Mamukkoya has received several awards, including the Kerala State Film Award for Best Comedian, the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.