Kalabhavan Mani

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Actor Kalabhavan Mani, who established his career as a successful actor in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, is no more. His demise has shocked the entire South Indian industry with fans and celebrities jetting off to his hometown Chalakudy to get a glimpse of their favourite actor one last time.

Mani, who began as a mimicry artiste, had many ups and downs in his life, but became a notable actor with the Malayalam movie “Sallapam” in 1996. He soon became one of the most successful comedians and villains in the industry and was loved by the audience for his jovial nature. 

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Many celebrities and politicians have paid tribute to the late actor, who could shine as a comedian, villain and singer in the industry within a short span of time. Edavela Babu, Harishree Ashokan, Dileep, Dharmajan, Hibi Eden, Mukesh, Nadhirshah, and many others paid respect to his mortal remains soon after his death was confirmed at 7:15 Sunday, March 6.

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After the post-mortem examination, his mortal remains will be kept at Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi in Thrissur from 11:30 p.m. to 12 p.m for public to pay tribute. Later, his body will be kept at Chalakudy Municipality Office from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. The funeral ceremony will take place at 5 p.m with full state honours.

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Versatile actor Kalabhavan Mani has been cremated at 5:30 p.m. Monday with state honours.