Famous Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan passes away after prolonged battle with cancer

Jishnu Raghavan passed away at the age of 35 after prolonged battle with cancer. Jishnu passed away on Friday morning at a hospital in Kochi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 26, 2016 10:08 am
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Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan passed away at the age of 35 after prolonged battle with cancer. Jishnu passed away on Friday morning at a hospital in Kochi. Jishnu was battling throat and lung cancer for quite some time and was undergoing treatment at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). He breathed his last at 8.15 AM on Friday, a hospital spokesperson said.

Jishnu was diagnosed with cancer two years ago and had been completely cured of it. But his cancer relapsed last year and since then he had been undergoing treatment for the same.

Jishnu was the son of famous Malayalam actor Raghavan. He is survived by wife Dhanya Rajan, who is an architect by profession.

Sources close to the actor told IANS that the place and date of Jishnu’s funeral is yet to be decided. “His parents hail from Kannur and it’s not yet decided where the funeral will take place,” said the source who did not wish to be identified.

Even though the actor and his parents reside in the state capital, for the past several months the entire family had moved to Kochi to facilitate his treatment.

Jishnu had on March 8 also written a post on Facebook about his treatment. (PHOTOS: Jishnu Raghavan, Rajesh Vivek, Kalabhavan Mani: Actors who passed away in 2016)

Jishnu Raghavan had worked as a child artist in the film Kilipatt which released in 1987. But it was in 2002 that Jishnu made his acting debut as a male lead with Nammal in 2002, which was a major hit. His performance in the movie also earned him Kerala Film Critics Award for the Best Male Debut. In all, he acted in 21 films, including a Tamil and a Hindi film.

He was next seen in films like Choonda, Freedom, Parayam and then later in a supporting role in Nerariyan CBI, Pauran and Chakkara Muthu. He also took a brief sabbatical from movies but made a comeback with super hit film ‘Ordinary’.

He had also worked in four other Malayalam films including the blockbuster “Nammal”.

Jishnu’s co-actor in a few films Bhavana expressed shock at the news of his demise.

“He was very active in the social media and giving regular updates and expressed hopes that he will soon return to the industry. Now, see what has happened,” said Bhavana.

Ace character artiste Jagdish said Jishnu was probably one of the most well-behaved actors of his generation.

“Despite being the son of an actor, he never ever had any airs at all. He was so well behaved and even while he was battling cancer, he used to be a solace for actor Innocent (Lok sabha member from Chalakudy and president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes) when he underwent cancer treatment. He was always positive and showed a strong sense of determination in the fight against cancer,” said Jagdish. (With IANS inputs)

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First Published on: March 25, 2016 10:04 am
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    Leena Mukundan
    Mar 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    Yet another terrible news great loss at a young age.....
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      Gllen Pappaachan
      Mar 25, 2016 at 8:00 am
      Too early to go....May his soul rest in peace.
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        heart1 heart2
        Mar 25, 2016 at 11:28 am
        Dont know him ..but really felt sad after his so much positve thoughts on *smile* and making difference to hard working people around like drs and nurses, Seems to be a kind hearted gentle man..RIP Mr JIshnu.
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          Jacob Mathecken
          Mar 25, 2016 at 7:11 am
          May his Soul Rest in Peace..Jishnu showed courage and positive atude towards his illness. He had an endearing smile. Condolences to his breaved parents and siblings.
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            Joshy John
            Mar 25, 2016 at 10:58 am
            Heartfelt Condolences... Jishnu Raghavan
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              Jeslin Patricya
              Mar 25, 2016 at 6:57 am
              His tweet about smiling was wonderful and really touched my heart.
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                DR.KOLLIKONDA MAHENDRA
                Mar 25, 2016 at 9:24 am
                May his sole rest in peace, cancer rate is more in youngsters and teetotalers OMG save the human race from cancer as life is unpredictable?!
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                  DR.KOLLIKONDA MAHENDRA
                  Mar 25, 2016 at 9:26 am
                  May his sole rest in peace, cancer rate is more in youngsters and teetotalers, OMG save the human race from this cancer as life is unpredictable?!
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                    prasanna
                    Mar 26, 2016 at 8:19 am
                    I am very sorry to hear bout him in this situation and now I came to know that he is a big star in Malayalam and coming to the post which was sent by him is very inseparable to the people and how effect the smile to make anything easy for us.lt;br/gt;Excellent MESSAGE Jishnu Raghavan Sir .lt;br/gt;May your soul rest in peace.
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                      Kavita
                      Mar 25, 2016 at 8:59 am
                      Sad....i hv only seen a few movies of his...ping away at such a young age is heart breaking....malayalam cinema is going through a lot of tragedies....may Jishnu's soul rest in peace and may god give his parents and wife to bear their loss...
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                        Kaycee
                        Mar 25, 2016 at 7:44 am
                        In this young age the verdict took him away
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                          Vijesh Sam
                          Mar 25, 2016 at 9:32 am
                          TOIGET THE APP Jishnu a very dear hearted person was a close friend since he came to Bhopal .while all these days we us d to chat on Whatsap n not even once I cud feel that I m talking to a person battling cancer. As my sister was also battling cancer and we use to discuss both health issues regularly and being himself battling he use to always give me hope .....finally I lost my sister Vini on 14 th feb and now a very kind hearted genuine friend .....Jishnu ......🌹🌹🌹🌹....love u dear ....n miss u a lot .......Vijesh Samuel
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                            seshadri
                            Mar 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm
                            feel sad for a young life
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                              Prateik
                              Mar 25, 2016 at 6:36 am
                              RIP..
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                                Vinod Venugopal
                                Mar 25, 2016 at 8:17 am
                                He was a teetotaler and a great human being. Knew him personally and I was really hoping that he will be back amongst us as he used to be. RIP
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