Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Abi no more

Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Abi no more

He was reportedly undergoing treatment as the count of platelets in blood came down alarmingly. Abi has brought to life the character of Thaatha, known for quick wits and slapstick comedies. A lot of my growing up had watching his shows on TV or even seeing him live on stage shows overseas with my father. The 52-year-old actor breathed his last at a private hospital in Kochi on the morning of 30 November, according to English Manorama. He was brought dead on Thursday.

Actor Dulquer Salman took to Facebook to mourn the death of actor - mimicry artist Abi, and posted an emotional message.

In the beginning, he used to imitate popular actors in Kerala.

A mimicry artist, Abi and his contemporaries like actor Dileep had become popular in Malayalam cinema in the 90s. He also released more than 300 audio and video mimicry cassettes among which the series Onathinidakku Puttukachavadam and De Maveli Kombath were superhits. He routinely dubbed for Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for his advertisements in Malayalam, the IB Times report adds.

Speaking to Asianet News, Kalabhavan Nawas, Abi's colleaague said that he was under shock hearing Abi's death. His son Shane Nigam is an emerging actor.

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