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Malayalam actor P Balachandran dies at 69
He started off his career as an extra in Richard Attenborough’s landmark 1982 film Gandhi
Noted Malayalam author, actor and screenwriter, P Balachandran, passed away at the age of 69 on Monday, April 5. According to reports, he had been ill for several months, and he passed away at his Vaikom home in Kerala. Reports further claim that he had been bedridden for about eight months and had been under treatment for brain fever at Amrita Hospital. He breathed his last at about 5 am, Monday morning.
The final rites will be held at his Vaikom home this evening. Born as Padmanabhan Balachandran Nair on February 2, 1952, to Padmanabha Pillai and Saraswati Bhai at the Sasthamkotta village in Kollam district of Kerala, he has worked in the Malayalam film industry as both screenwriter and actor. He started off his career as an extra in Richard Attenborough’s landmark 1982 film Gandhi and since then, he has appeared in films like Trivandrum Lodge, Thank You, Silence among others.
P Balachandran was last seen in Mammootty's political thriller One, that released earlier this year.
He is survived by his wife Srilatha and children Srikanth and Parvathy.