Noted actor-director Prathap Pothen (69), who was referred to as one of many first proponents of hippie tradition within the Malayalam film trade, handed away in his sleep at his flat in Chennai on Friday morning.
In a profession spanning 4 many years, Pothen acted in over 100 movies in Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Hindi. He additionally directed a dozen movies apart from writing script and producing movies.
(*69*) to a number one business household in Thiruvananthapuram, Pothen studied in Lawrence School in Ooty. A started his skilled profession within the discipline of promoting as a duplicate author.
In 1978, fashionable director Bharatan noticed him and solid within the �Aaravam’. In the eighties, Pothen grabbed the highlight together with his work in some hit movies like �Chamaram’ and �Thakara’, amongst many others.
The one distinctive attribute of Pothen was that he by no means fitted into the mainstream of the film trade. He at all times stayed aloof from the routine Malayalam film trade tradition.
He married actress Radhika in 1985, which lasted a yr, and later he married a company skilled. The couple has a daughter who was current with him when he handed away at his flat in Chennai.
Condoling the dying of Pothen, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned, “He will at all times be remembered for his type and the best way he carried his approach ahead within the trade. Even when within the years he remained aloof from the trade, he was at all times remembered for his efficiency and now that he has handed away, his title will at all times be etched within the reminiscence of all.”
Pothen’s brother Hari Pothen was a well-liked producer who handed away within the mid-nineties.
According to trade sources, the final rites could be carried out in Chennai on Saturday.
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