Actor Nivin Pauly’s make-up artiste and assistant Shabu Pulpally passed away after falling from a tree on Sunday. The 37-year-old had scaled a tree to hang a Christmas star. However, he lost his balance and fell down, suffering serious injuries.
FEFKA Directors’ Union confirmed the news of Shabu’s demise on its Facebook page. The organisation said that even though Shabu was immediately rushed to the hospital, he could not be saved. The union noted that he died of internal bleeding.
Shabu Pulpally was Nivin Pauly’s personal make-up man since Sathyan Anthikad’s Puthiya Theerangal, which came out in 2012.
In its statement, FEFKA said that Shabu was liked by everyone in the industry. The members of the Malayalam film fraternity took to social media to mourn his demise.
Dulquer Salmaan recalled working with Shabu Pulpally, while paying his respects to him. “My heartfelt condolences to the family of Shabu Pulpally on his untimely demise. I will always cherish the memories of working with him on Bangalore Days and Vikramadithyan and I pray that his family has the strength to get through this trying time. Those who help us and take care of us during our shoots end up becoming our family away from home. Can’t imagine what you’re going through Nivin. I’m sure this loss is irreplaceable. Love and prayers to you and Rinna,” wrote Dulquer on his social media handles.
Unni Mukundan also condoled the death of Shabu. “Extremely saddened to hear the demise of #ShabuPulpally who was an integral part of Nivin! RIP My thoughts and prayers are with your family….(sic),” he wrote.
Shabu Pulpally is survived by his wife Reshmi and their two children.
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