Hugely popular stage, TV and film actor KT Subramanian Padannayil, better known as KTS Padannayil, passed away on Thursday due to age related illness at a private hospital, near Kochi. He was 88 years old and was active till recently. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan recalled the actor as one who portrayed the life of a common man on the screen and did it extremely well. He excelled in comedy roles.
Starting from the stage more than five decades back, Padannayil donned the grease paint in films in 1995 and soon he was a regular in comedy roles and till his last film early this year, he acted in around 60 films.
He was also popular in numerous TV serials and the hall mark of him was, when he was not engaged in acting, he was often seen sitting in his small stationery shop at Tripunithura, near Kochi happily interacting with his customers. His popular films include Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava, Swapnalokathe Balabhaskar, Nakshathrathilakkam, Adyathe Kanmani, to name a few.
The veteran actor is survived by his wife and three sons and a daughter and the last rites were held on Thursday evening, near Kochi.
(With IANS Inputs)
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