Noted Malayalam actor Kundara Johny passes away aged 71

His funeral will be held on Thursday at Kollam, his home town
In frame: Kundara Johny
In frame: Kundara Johny

Noted Malayalam actor Kundara Johny passed away after suffering a heart attack at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, industry sources said on Wednesday. The 71-year-old actor, who made a mark in the film industry as a villain, complained of uneasiness at his home on Tuesday night and was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last.

Malayalam Actor Kundara Johny Age 71 dies of heart Attack

His funeral will be held on Thursday at Kollam, his home town, the sources said. Born Johny Joseph, he was popularly known as Kundara Johnny as he hailed from Kundara in Kollam district. Johny, who has acted in over 100 films, made his debut in 1979 and was an integral part of the film industry.

A well-built and tall actor, he was often the first choice for playing the villain role which he did exceedingly well. Films that earned him critical acclaim include Kireedam, Chenkol, August 15, Spadikam, Aaram Thampuran, and Dada Sahib.

Condoling his demise, State Minister for Culture and Cinema Saji Cherian said he had recently met the actor at his home town while inaugurating a function attached to a Club, in which the patron was Johnny. “Johnny essayed the role of the villain with ease and always played his role well,” recalled Cherian. 

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