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Veteran actor Captain Raju passes away

Veteran actor Captain Raju passes away”

Malayalam actor Captain Raju died on Monday morning. He was brought back to Kochi for further treatment.He died at his residence in Palarivattom, Kochi today.

Earlier in June this year, he had suffered a stroke and fallen unconscious on a flight on his way to NY and was admitted to a hospital in Oman. Reports add that later on requests from his family, he was shifted to Kochi from Muscat.

Captain Raju was 68. He made his entry to the film industry with the Malayalam movie Raktham, which had hit the theatres in the year 1981. He had acted in more than 500 films in the languages of Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English. In the Mammootty starrer Aavanazhi, he essayed the role of the villain character named Sathyaraj, which fetched him a lot of laurels. One of his memorable onscreen performances include the 1987 Mohandas-Sreenivasan starrer Nadodikkattu where he played the amusing villain Pavanayi.

Mr. Raju also directed two movies that include Itha Oru Snehagadha and Mr Pavanai 99.99. He is best known for his performances in Mohanlal-starrer Nadodikkattu, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha and CID Moosa.



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