Noted Malayalam actor Paravoor Bharathan, who acted in nearly 300 films, died on Wednesday
morning at his home in Kerala. Paravoor died due to age-related ailments and he was 86.He had been suffering from age-related ailments since 2009. Bharathan is known as a versatile actor as has played a variety of roles including negative roles, character roles and comedy roles
Born in 1929 at Moothakunnam near Paravoor, Bharathan began his acting career in mid-1940s . Rakthabandham, released in 1951, was his first movie. Although he began his career in the late 1940s in drama, he first appeared in films in 1951 and till 2009 was an integral part of the film industry.
He acted in more than 250 movies, enacting significant roles along with yesteryear heroes like Sathyan and Nasir. Some of his much talked about films include “In Harihara Nagar”, “Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava”, “Aniathipravu”, and “Meleparambil Aanveedu”.