Malayalam actor Kollam G K Pillai passes away

Veteran cinema-television actor G Krishna Pillai has died.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: February 1, 2016 7:27 am

Veteran cinema-television actor G Krishna Pillai has died.

Pillai (82) was undergoing treatment for age-related illness and died at his house near here last night, family sources said.

A theatre-turned cinema-television actor, Pillai is known for his character and comedy roles in dramas, movies and TV serials.

Popularly known as Kollam G K Pillai, he began his acting career through theatre.

He had been active in theatre since 1960s and enacted a handful of memorable roles in noted dramas of that time including “Neetipeedham”, “Kunjali Maraykkar” and “Ezharaponnana”.

Pillai stepped into tinsel world by donning a role in 1965 movie “Masappady Mathupillai”.

He had acted in over 70 films including “Chula”, “My Dear Kuttichathan”, “Mucheettu Kalikkarente Makal” and so on.

Pillai also appeared in some television serials also in the later years of his acting career. He leaves his wife and four daughters.

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  1. CP Nair
    Jan 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    The photo given here is that of another actor, GK Pillai whereas the one who died is Kollam GK Pillai
    1. S
      Jan 31, 2016 at 8:26 pm
      Please change the picture and apologise. You may face a lawsuit.
      1. Mithun Rajachandran
        Feb 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm
        why are you people so stupid?