Popular Malayalam Actor Captain Raju Passes Away!

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Noted Malayalam actor and director Captain Raju died on Monday morning; he was 68.

Raju was hospitalised in June 2018, at the Kims Hospital in Muscat, when he suffered a stroke on his flight from Cochin, India to NY where he was supposed to attend his son's wedding. He passed away at his residence in Kochi and the cremation will be held later in the day. Later in July, he was shifted to Kochi and had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. He made his entry to the film industry with the Malayalam movie Raktham, which had hit the theatres in the year 1981.

Called "Captain" because of his army background, the actor directed two films as well besides appearing in a number of Malayalam serials. 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 best performances was in Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's Nadodikkattu. Other films include Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha Oru, CBI Diary Kurippu and Pavam Krooran. Captain Raju has acted in more than 500 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films during his long career.

The actor is survived by wife Prameela and son Raviraj.

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