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Mimicry artist and Popular actor Kalabhavan Abi passes away

01 December 2017, 09:36 | Melissa Porter

The actor who has acted in more than fifty film was brainchild a parody mimicry cassettes

Malayalam film fraternity shocked condoles the death of actor Abi

He is best known for the comic role "Amina Thatha". According to reports, Abi had recently returned from a stage show in America.

Kochi: Abi, credited with helping mimicry gain acceptance among the general public with his committed style and passion towards the art, passed away in Kochi today.

The actor was brought to the hospital at around 10.20 am but death had occurred 45 minutes before that, as per a report by The News Minute.

'He was brought dead to the hospital at 10.20. He started his mimicry career with Kalabhavan in Kochi.

On hearing the demise of Abi, actor Harisree Ashokan said that he knows him for many years in the mimicry field. Abhi, 52, the first "mimicry superstar" in Malayalam, was suffering from an acute blood disorder and was under medication. The Malayalee audience was fond of Abi who would easily imitate actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Mammootty. He has released more than 300 audio and video casettes of mimicry, of which De Maveli and Onathinidakku Pootu Kachavadam were the biggest hits.

And now Shane his son is one of our greatest breakout talents of Malayalam.

Actor Jagadish, condoling the death, said that he was a man who ventured into a different path.

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