Veteran Malayalam actor Jose Prakash passes away
Press Trust of India
March 24, 2012 18:29 IST
Veteran actor Jose Prakash, who carved
a niche for himself in the Malayalam film industry with his
portrayal of negative roles, passed away at a private hospital
here today. He was 87.
Prakash is survived by four sons and two daughters.
The actor was admitted to the hospital on March 18
following multiple disorders and the end came this afternoon,
hospital sources said.
The actor's last film was a brief appearance in Traffic
released few months ago and Sibi Malayil's Ente Veedu
Beginning his career as a singer in 1953, Prakash debuted
in cinema with Bhaktha Kuchela and went on to essay mainly
negative roles in nearly 300 films. He later made his presence
felt in character roles also.
The actor's death comes a day after the state government
selected him for this year's prestigious J C Daniel award for
his contributions to the Malayalam film industry.
The funeral is expected to be held on Monday.