Popular Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu died at the age of 73 at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. Winner of three National Film awards and six state film awards, Venu had been in a critical condition for some time due to liver-related ailments.
Actor-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran took to Twitter to mourn the demise of Nedumudi Venu.
Sharing a photo of the veteran artiste, Prithviraj wrote, “Farewell Venu uncle! Your body of work and your expertise over the craft will forever be research material for generations to come! Rest in peace legend! #NedumudiVenu.”
Khushbu Sundar wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of a great legendary actor #NedumudiVenu Sir. Not only was he a great actor but also a wonderful human being. Had the honor of my husband directing him in one of his films. Will miss him. May his soul rest in peace. #RIP."
Sridevi Sreedhar tweeted, "Veteran #NedumudiVenu passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram round 1:30 pm today #RIP."
He was Born on 22nd May 1948 in Nedumudi, Alappuzha district. His real name is Keshava Venugopalan Nair. He debuted his career in theatre and later shifted to movies. He started his career with the movie titled Thambu in 1978 and emerged as one of the brilliant actors. He had worked in more than 500 films throughout his career.