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Veteran Malayalam actor Kochu Preman passes away

Veteran actor Kochu Preman passed away in Thiruvananthapuram due to respiratory illness.

Actor Kochu PremanActor Kochu Preman

KS Prem Kumar, fondly known by his stage name Kochu Preman, passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. According to Mathurbhumi, the actor was suffering from a respiratory illness and was undergoing treatment for the same. He was 68.

Kochu Preman, who started his career as a theatre artist, made his film debut with the movie Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996), which had Manju Warrier and Jayaram in the lead roles.

Over the years, he had acted in about 250 films and was known for his comedy roles. He was known for films such as Guru (1997), Thenkasipattanam (2000), Pappi Appacha (2010), and Leela (2016). He was last seen in the film Oru Pappadavada Premam (2021).

Many Malayalam celebrities such as Prithviraj and Aju Varghese took to social media to pay tribute.

Prithviraj’s Instagram story



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He is survived by his wife Girija and son PG Harikrishnan.

First published on: 03-12-2022 at 17:57 IST
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