Veteran Malayalam actor Jose Prakash passes away

Veteran Malayalam actor Jose Prakash passes away
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 Appuvinteyum.

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.
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