Malayalam actor P Balachandran passes away

Malayalam actor, author and screenwrter P Balachandran died at the age of 69 in Kerala.
Written By Chaiitanya Rao | Updated: April 05, 2021 16:56 IST
Malayalam actor P Balachandran passes away

P Balachandran is a noted Malayalam author, actor and screenwriter. He breathed his last on Monday, April 5. He was 69 years old. Reports suggested that he was ill for several months and breathed his last at his home in Vaikom in Kerala. If reports are believed to be true, he was bedridden for about eight months. He also took treatment at Amrita Hospital for brain fever. He succumbed to his illness on Monday morning at around 5 am. Actors Mohanlal, Prithviraj and several other celebrities paid their last respects to Balachandran on social media.

P Balachandran's final rites will be held today evening at his home in Vaikom, Kerala. He was born on February 2, 1092. He was born to Padmanabha Pillai and Saraswati Bhai at the Sathamkotta village in Kollam, Kerala. In the Malayalam film industry, he worked as an actor and a screenwriter as well. He started his career by playing an extra in Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi, which released in 1982. Balachandran was last seen in Mammootty's One, which released earlier this month. Some of his famous films include Trivandrum Lodge, Thank You and Silence.