Actor and theatre personality Sasi Kalinga passed away at a private hospital in Kozhikode on Tuesday morning. He was 59.
Sasi had been undergoing treatment for liver-related ailments for some time. His condition deteriorated last night, and he was rushed to a private hospital, where he breathed his last at 5 am today. His mortal remains will be taken to his native village Pallissery, where his last rites will be performed today.
The members of Malayalam film industry are mourning the demise of Sasi Kalinga, who managed to carve a niche for himself with his comical roles and his uncanny ability to make funny faces. He started his acting career with plays and remained in the theatre circuit for about 25 years before he moved to films. He made his debut on the big screen with the star-studded anthology drama Kerala Cafe, which came out in 2009. He went to star in movies like Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha, Pokkiri Raja, Pranchiyettan & the Saint, Gaddaama, Adaminte Makan Abu and Amen among more.
In a career spanning over 35 years, Sasi starred in over 500 plays and 60 movies. He was last seen in 2019 film Kuttimama.
The actor is survived by wife Prabhavathi.
Sasi Kalinga’s death comes a day after the Malayalam film industry lost one of its most celebrated musicians MK Arjunan.
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