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Actor and mimicry artist Abi passes away

Actor and mimicry artist Abi passes away”

The actor, who made the character "Amina Thatha" a household name, breathed his last on Thursday morning in Kochi's Amritha Hospital.

Abi is best known for his roles in Malayalam films like Mazhavil Koodaram, Aniyathipravu, Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmar, Mimics Action 500 and Resikan. According to hospital sources, he had been undergoing treatment for reduced blood platelet count. Abi, who had recently returned from a stage show in America was brought to hospital at around 10.20 am. The death happened 45 mins before that. The actor was also the voice of Amitabh Bachchan in Malayalam ads. He was 52-years-old. He has acted in over 50 movies in Malayalam.

A popular mimicry artist, Abi had worked with Kalabhavan, Harisree and Cochin Sagar troupes.

Abi's career in mimicry began with Kalabhavan.

Condoling Abi's death, artist Ramesh Pisharody referred to him as possibily "the first star of mimicry", saying that Abi had been a crowd puller.

The actor is survived by wife Sunila, and children Ahana, Aleena and Shane Nigam - a budding actor himself.



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