Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (BPNS)
One of the senior most actors of Malayalam film industry Poojapura Ravi passed away at Marayoor in Idukki on Sunday. He was 86.
Ravi who was living all along at his ancestral residence at Poojapura in Thiruvananthapuram shifted to his daughter’s residence at Marayoor in Idukki district. This was following his son Harikumar and family shifting to Dublin in Ireland due to professional commitments.
Poojapura Ravi had acted in several movies in Malayalam film industry and has been a regular since the days of doyens of the industry including late Prem Nazir, Satyan and present day superstars like Mammotty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi and Dileep.
He had acted in more than 800 movies and the last movie was ‘Guppy’ in which pan India actor, Tovino Thomas was the hero. He commenced his career through ‘Kalanilayam’ drama troupe of late NK Achary who was one of the doyens of Malayalam theaters. Ravi then migrated to the film industry and has been a presence in almost all the movies.
The actor was given a send off in December 2022 when he was shifting his residence from Poojapura in Thiruvananthapuram to Marayoor in Idukki district.
The funeral of the deceased actor is not yet finalized and relatives said that it will be announced later.