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Malayalam actor Kalashala Babu dead at 68

IANS  |  Kochi 

Veteran stage, TV and Malayalam film artiste Kalashala passed away here in early on Monday at a private hospital, family sources said. He was 68.

Apart from donning the in close to 150 films, mostly in small character roles, the multifaceted was also a hugely popular stage artiste, who began his own group in the mid 1970s.

was not keeping well since the beginning of the year. He breathed his last just past midnight.

Born to Kathakali maestro Kalamandalam and Mohiniyattam exponent Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, Babu was a naturally gifted artiste.

He started his acting career soon after his graduation in the early 1970s and since then had ensured that he was a presence in the cultural milieu of the state be it through, stage, TV and films .

What surprised many was that despite his parents prominence in classical arts, Babu did not take it up.

He is survived by his wife and a son and a daughter who are both abroad.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 10:04 IST