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Popular Malayalam actor no more

Popular Malayalam actor Innocent passed away in Kochi on Sunday. A veteran with more than 700 movies to his credit, Innocent is a household name in Kerala and loved by Malayalis across the world.

Innocent was hospitalized in the March first week for breath related issues. After being in critical condition, he finally breathed his last on Sunday night. He was also a cancer survivor. 

Born in 1948 in Inrinjalakuda in Kerala, Innocent made his debut in movies in 1978. In a career spanning four and half decades he has played a wide variety of roles acting with almost all the top stars. From Prem Nazir to Mammooty, Mohanlal to Dulquer Salman, Innocent has worked with three generations in Malayalam films.

Besides being a prolific actor, Innocent was also interested in politics. He was a member of CPM. He won as MP from Left Front in 2014 from Chalakudy constituency. He lost the seat in 2019. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, former CM Oomen Chandy, actors Mohanlal, Mammotty, Suresh Gopi, Pruthviraj Sukumaran, Dulquer Salman and others expressed grief on Innocent’s death. 

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