Kochi: One of the most popular actors of Malayalam cinema, Innocent, passed away in Kerala on Sunday night. He was 75 years old. He was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi on March 3.
A two-time MP, he survived a battle with cancer. Later he got infected with covid. Later he suffered from pneumonia. Pneumonia caused his death. His mortal remains will be taken to the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Ernakulam at 6.30 am on Monday. The body will be kept there for three hours. His mortal remains will be taken from the stadium to his hometown Iringalakkuda and cremated in the evening. He was a veteran comedian who acted in nearly 700 films. In 2014, he won as a CPI-M candidate from Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency.
In his condolence message by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Innocent won the hearts of the people with his natural acting. It is said that he was also a good social worker. Innocent wrote the popular Malayalam book, ‘Cancer Wardil Chiri’ or ‘Smile in Cancer Ward’. Innocent entered the Malayalam film industry with the film ‘Nritsala’ directed by Mohan, one of the most popular directors of Malayalam.